The Center For Peace and Development in Ogoni (CPDO ) says the quest for an Ogoni governor canvassed during last Saturday’s mini Ogoni congress held in Saakpenwa was diversionary, deceptive and not reflecting the true intentions and aspirations of the Ogoni people.
The leadership and members of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, in Ogoni, Rivers State have distanced themselves from a purported Mini conference believed to have been sponsored for personal interest by a group of self seeking APC politicians from the area.
Contrary to media reports and condemnation of the national conference for the exclusion of Bori state from the list of new states recommended for creation, the Center for Peace and Development in Ogoni has said the exclusion of Bori state proposed by the Ogoni people was due to the failure of the Ogoni leadership to submit a request for state creation to the national conference secretariat.
Senator Magnus Abe, has said the clamour for Bori State will be considered first, before the 18 states proposed by the national conference, when the legislature kick-starts the process.
Uche Ekwunife, Chairman, House of Representatives Committee on the Environment is worried. And the reason for her worry is not unconnected with the environment, especially the state of Ogoni land environment.
…Commend Amaechi’s development strides
The people of Ogoni in Rivers State have said their demand to produce the next governor in 2015 is justifiable. They also commended the leadership qualities and the development strides of Governor Chibuike Amaechi in Ogoniland.
The Movement for the Survival of the Ogoni People (MOSOP) has dissociated itself from a mini-Ogoni national congress organised by some Ogoni chiefs yesterday at Saakpenwa. This declaration was contained in a statement signed by Legborsi Saro Pyagbara of the MOSOP and made available to newsmen in Port Harcourt on Friday.
The Movement for the Survival of Ogoni People (MOSOP) has condemned the omission of Bori State from the list of new states to be created as recommended by the ongoing National Conference, and urged the leadership of the conference to review the list to include Bori State.
The Movement for the Survival of the Ogoni People on Thursday set up a committee to organise the planned protest in Abuja over Federal Government’s refusal to implement the recommendations of the United Nations Environment Programme on the clean-up of Ogoniland.