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PANDEF scribe Tony Uranta passes on

In a statement signed by its Secretary-General, Comrade Tony Uranta, issued after the meeting, UNDEDSS said the decision would remain until the 2016 16 point demand laid directly before President Mohammadu Buhari is urgently and comprehensively met as promised by the president at a parley held in Aso Villa with representatives of the group and Niger Delta Leaders.

United Niger Delta Energy Development Security Strategy (UNDEDSS) Executive Secretary, Tony Uranta, is dead.

Uranta, who was Executive Secretary of the Pan-Niger Delta Forum (PANDEF), died Wednesday afternoon after a protracted illness.

Actress Regina Askia Williams confirmed Uranta’s death in a Facebook post.

She wrote on her Facebook page: “On your behalf, we announce the passage of Tony Uranta (TIU) at 1:32 pm this afternoon.

“Tony has gone home to rest, after a long medical battle.

“He fought a good fight while here, but we believe God needs him now, to continue from the other side, and to perhaps conquer on his strong believe on Justice, Equity, Peace and Unity for Nigeria.

“Burial will be announced by the family.”

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