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Military deployment to Ogoniland not for clean-up exercise but for 2019 elections purpose — MOSOP

By News Express on 23/01/2019

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• MOSOP president, Fegalo Nsuke
• MOSOP president, Fegalo Nsuke

The Movement for the Survival of the Ogoni People (MOSOP) says the plan to deploy the military to Ogoniland may be to have them on ground ahead of the forthcoming elections and not in respect of the Ogoni cleanup exercise.

MOSOP president, Mr Fegalo Nsuke, made the allegation while addressing Ogoni youths at the MOSOP Secretariat in Bori, Rivers State.

Nsuke said there was no justification to contemplate military deployment to Ogoniland while more so, when the United Nations Environmental Programme (UNEP) report on the Ogoni environment and the cleanup exercise have been embraced by the Ogoni people.

Said he: “The only areas of disagreement had been HYPREP's (Hydro Carbon Pollution Remediation Project) attempt to shortchange the interest of the Ogoni people”

He said there are other multinationals working around Ogoni and none of them have demanded soldiers, wondering what is so special about a cleanup program that only soldiers can secure.

The MOSOP president warned that the Ogoni people will resist the deployment of soldiers by all means possible and legitimate including massive protests against the soldiers.

He reminded the youths that the last time soldiers were deployed ahead of the 2016 rerun elections, an estimated 46 persons were killed.

“When they launched the Operation Crocodile Smile, several people were harassed and brutalised. Soldiers only ill-treat and torture us and we do not want them.

“The only memory we hold strongly of Nigerian soldiers is that they have killed thousands of Ogonis especially the Shell-backed killings of the 90s. We simply do not want them in Ogoniland and it is our right to reject soldiers’ deployment to Ogoniland as an indigenous community.”

Nsuke lamented that the implementation of the clean-up exercise had been over delayed and the only excuse the government gave for the delays was inadequate preparations.

He also alleged that the exercise has turned out to be an avenue for the award of contracts rather than implementing the report which listed water provision as an issue to be treated as an emergency.

The MOSOP president said that HYPREP was a mischievous project, adding that it is being used to create an unnecessary tension to justify the deployment of soldiers to Ogoniland and get their political contractors to loot Ogoni clean-up funds ahead of the elections.

“What I see is that HYPREP is trying to agitate the people, create unnecessary tension by not doing the right thing as well as being used to deploy soldiers into Ogoniland as election approaches,” he said.

Source News Express

Posted 23/01/2019 12:19:47 PM





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