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Ogoni movement counters reports of crisis

07 January 2016, 19:08

Abuja - The Movement for the Survival of the Ogoni People (MOSOP) has refuted media reports of a leadership crisis at the organisation.

Fegalo Nsuke, Publicity Secretary of the organisation, said the 2015 MOSOP elections had been concluded at all levels- from the chapters, to  the kingdoms, affiliates and the national offices-hence the lack of truth in the reports.

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“We are indeed shocked by some misguided and mischievous statements credited to one Legborsi Esaen claiming he chaired an electoral  committee which saw the emergence of one "Chief Mike Nwidobie" as president of MOSOP,” said Nsuke.

“Legborsi Esaen and his collaborators acted in extreme naivety,” he added.

First, they erred in the spelling of the names of the two contestants, said Nsuke.

The official said for record purposes, the contestants to the MOSOP presidency for the 2015 elections were Legborsi Saro-Pyagbara and Chief
Mike Lube-Nwidobie and not Legborsi Pyagbara and Chief Mike Nwidobie as Esaen claimed in his statement.

“The misrepresentation of the two contestants clearly depicts the fraud in Essaen's intent and actions. Indeed, Legborsi Esaen and his collaborators are very confused,” said Nsuke.

The video of the elections conducted on December 30 under the chairmanship of Prince Biira at the Peace and Freedom Center, Bori will be  made available to the public subsequently, said Nsuke, who challenged to produce evidence him presiding over the MOSOP elections.

“Indeed, the actions of Legborsi Esaen and Mike Lube-Nwidobie represent the unfortunate and very ugly side of our story. He who comes to  equity must come with clean hands.”

MOSOP is a mass‐based social movement organisation of the indigenous Ogoni people.

- CAJ News


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