MOSOP DISASSOCIATES FROM MITEE'S STATEMENT ON 30 DAYS DEADLINE
The Movement for the Survival of the Ogoni People MOSOP hereby disassociates itself from a Statement purportedly issued by former MOSOP President, Mr. Ledum Mitee on the UNEP Ogoniland Report, and stipulating 30 days ultimatum for action on the UNEP Ogoniland report.
While MOSOP wants immediate action, MOSOP hopes that the United Nations and all stakeholders will study the report to trigger immediate and further action within reasonable timeframe.
MOSOP expects that relevant universal guidelines set out for an effective Environmental Impact Assessment Study (EIAS) will be taken into account in the process.
MOSOP remains seized of the subject matter.
MOSOP did not at anytime authorize Mitee to set any deadline, which tends to pre-empt or limit other options now available to MOSOP. Mitee's statement is misleading and suspicious.
From emails made available to MOSOP, Mitee even hijacked an event tagged "Ogoni (National) Congress," which was already being planned by certain individuals on their own volition without the involvement of Ledum Mitee. Two samples of emails to that effect are attached.
Mitee's statement is an attempt to confuse the Ogoni people and to exploit the obvious difficulties faced by the UNEP Ogoniland Report as he has done several times in the last 15 years. .
Mitee's Statement is hereby formally declared illegitimate and uncalled for, and should be treated as irrelevant in respect of tMOSOP position on the UNEP Ogoniland Report.
The Statement earlier issued by the current MOSOP President/Spokesman, Dr. Goodluck Diigbo remains valid.
Dum Ade John Budam
cc: MOSOP President /Spokesman, Dr. Goodluck Diigbo
cc: The General Public and all MOSOP Affiliates