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OML 11: Controversies trial visit by Ogoni leaders to President Buhari

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The go to to President Muhammadu Buhari by leaders of Ogoniland seems to be producing controversies amongst leaders of the ethnic nationality.

The operation of OML 11 which is positioned in some elements of Ogoniland is on the warmth of the controversies.

The President of the Motion for the Survival of Ogoni individuals, Prince Bira, who briefed newsmen after a steering committee assembly of the group in Port Harcourt on Wednesday, stated the go to was meant to “hoodwink unsuspecting Ogoni leaders” into facilitating the handover of the OML 11 to an indigenous oil agency which he stated represents their enterprise curiosity.

Studying the communique after the assembly, Bira stated “the central Committee condemned and described the go to which was shrouded in secrecy as a sham, designed and executed to hoodwink unsuspecting Ogoni leaders on the delegation to present credit score to and legitimize the masked felony intent of advancing the political and financial curiosity of these behind the go to”.

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The committee additionally hailed the place taken by the President of MOSOP “who upon affirmation of the ploy by some Abuja-based politicians and their collaborators to make use of the go to to facilitate the handover of OML 11 to an indigenous oil agency that represents their enterprise curiosity, protested and refused to hitch the delegation to the state Home”.

MOSOP additional defined that they weren’t against the resumption of oil exploration in Ogoniland however insisted that the transfer have to be “preceded by overseas based mostly session and agreements reached with the individuals”.

DAILY POST gathered {that a} assembly by which the OML11 operator-ship was to be handed over to the stated oil agency after the assembly with the president couldn’t go on in Abuja as a result of disagreement amongst Ogoni leaders.

The MOSOP president additionally introduced the rejection by Ogoni individuals the “proposed pardon” of late environmental activist Ken Sarowiwa and eight different Ogoni leaders, who he stated needs to be exonerated as a substitute.

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