The attention of the Movement for the Survival of the Ogoni People (MOSOP) has been brought to a media report alleging that some Ogoni chiefs under the auspices of the Supreme Council of Ogoni Traditional Rulers have endorsed one Robo Michael to be the operator of the Ogoni oilfields.
MOSOP says it wished to state that such endorsement did not in any way represent the wishes of their people and therefore they rejected and dissociated themselves from it.
“MOSOP reiterates its earlier position that it has not and will not endorse any oil company be it Robo Michael, Belema Oil Producing Ltd, NPDC, NNPC, Shell or any other for the purpose of resuming oil production in Ogoniland until the issues raised by the Ogoni people are addressed through dialogue.
“We note categorically that no amount of sponsored blackmail will alter our position on the interest of the Ogoni people in the Ogoni oil and on other issues affecting Ogoniland.”
This statement was signed by Fegalo Nsuke, Publicity Secretary, Movement for the Survival of the Ogoni People (MOSOP)
* Again, who speaks for Ogoni; Chef, Community leaders, local council chairmen, appointed leaders in Government, or MOSO?