|Revd. Jesse Jackson|
The civil rights leader, whom chidi opara reports learned arrived Port Harcourt in the early hours of today, would be addressing the news media on current national and International issues, especially, the current security situations in Nigeria, Africa and the world. The news conference, according to the Festival's modified programme, obtained by chidi opara reports, would also be attended by guest authors, partners and the Festival team.
A senior Festival official, identified as Mrs. Akele, when approached for confirmation of the specific location of the news conference in the hotel complex, said that it would be announced later, a precaution we gathered was taken for security reasons.
Efforts by chidi opara reports to have an exclusive chat with Revd. Jackson have so far been politely turned down by Festival Chief Executive Officer, Mrs. Koko Kolango.