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Eleme is Part of Ogoni - Olungwe

The ongoing controversy that the Elemes are not Ogonis has been described as the handiwork of selfish politicians.
Former Deputy President of the Movement of the Survival of the Ogoni People (MOSOP) and Coordinator of Aborigines of Eleme, Dr. Abraham Olungwe on a phone- in programme organised by Silverbird Communications in Port Harcourt at the weekend, said Elemes are part of Ogoni.

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Why MOSOP is Close To The APC - Pyagbara

President of the Movement for the survival of the Ogoni People (MOSOP). In this interview with SENIOR CORRESPONDENT, DANIEL ABIA, Legborsi faults claims by some people that he is on the pay list of the state government, and reaffirms the determination of his people to get the governorship slot in 2015.

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Ogoni Students Re-Affirm Commitment To Resolution of NUOS Crisis

…Support Ogoni Project 2015

Ogoni Students have expressed their deep desire to work towards resolving the succession crisis that is rocking their umbrella body, the National Union of Ogoni Students (NUOS) as a result of what they called the sit-tight attitude of some of their present executive members who have continued to parade themselves as leaders of the union when their tenure has elapsed.

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Clean-up of Ogoni Land Gathers Steam as Govt Set to Implement UNEP Report

 The federal government has again stated its willingness to cleanup hydrocarbon polluted Ogoniland. This time, it said that sincerity of purpose and a solution-focused political tenacity will drive home the restoration efforts. On Tuesday, the Minister of Petroleum Resources, Mrs. Diezani Alison-Madueke disclosed the renewed decision of the federal government to move the challenge of cleaning up Ogoniland of hydrocarbon pollution out of a stalemate situation. Alison-Madueke noted that the challenges of implementing the environmental impact assessment report undertaken on Ogoniland and submitted to the government for consideration by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) had been escalated by an initial break down in trust which she said was vital in such restoration effort.

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2015: MOSOP Intensifies Campaign for Ogoni governor

Determined to ensure that an Ogoni occu­pies the Rivers State Government House in 2015, the people of the eth­nic nationality have dedicated their governorship bid tagged: “Ogoni Project 2015,” to God.

The church service orga­nized by the Movement for the Survival of Ogoni People (MOSOP) with the theme: “That we may be one,” at­tracted a huge crowd of Ogoni across party lines.

The event held at the Wesley Methodist Cathedral in Bori, the ancestral home of Ogoni people and Headquarters of Khana Local Government Area, witnessed prominent Ogoni leaders maintain one voice.

President of MOSOP, Leg­borsi Pyagbara, restated the po­sition of Ogoni on governorship in 2015, urging the people to form a coalition geared towards producing a successor to Gov­ernor Amaechi insisting, “the time for an Ogoni governor has come.”

He said: “Let’s culminate our struggle for justice, libera­tion and against environmental degradation with the election of  a governor in 2015 from Ogo­niland.

“Our position is clear; any party that is interested in our votes should field an Ogoni as its governorship flag bear­er in the 2015 gubernatorial election. We assure an Ogoni governorship candidate and the party he represents of our collective votes.”

On his part, President of KAGOTE, Dr. Peter Medee, said: “We cannot lose it in this generation, we must grab it now or we have to wait for an­other 24 years. Those saying no more zoning are enemies of Ogoni. They are those con­spiring against the people of Ogoni. Whether it is APC or PDP, we must unite to get the governorship position.”

In his solidarity message, the member representing Tai/ Eleme/Oyigbo federal constit­uency in the House of Repre­sentatives, Barry Mpigi, who also spoke on behalf of Sena­tor Magnus Abe of the APC, said Ogoni people were prepared to produce the next governor of the state, not minding the political plat­form, through which it was achieved.

Earlier in his admonition, the Bishop, Diocese of Bori, Methodist Church Nigeria, Rt. Revd. Innocent Ndinwii, urged the people of Ogoni to ensure they play their individual parts to achieve their desire for a governor of Ogoni extraction in 2015.

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