No Leadership Crises In Ogoni


SAN FRANCISCO, January 07, (THEWILL) – The Movement for the Survival of the Ogoni People (MOSOP) has denied allegations that it was embroiled in leadership crises after its 2015 elections.

In a statement signed by Fegalo Nsuke, Publicity Secretary, MOSOP, the group described the crises as imaginary and the handiwork of confused persons.

“We wish to notify all stakeholders and interest groups that there is no leadership crises rocking the organization as had been reported in the media,” the statement read.

“We make clear that the 2015 MOSOP elections have been concluded at all levels – from the chapters, to the kingdoms, affiliates and the national offices.”

“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.”

Nsuke further accused Legborsi Esaen and his collaborators of extreme naivety and revealed that he is currently serving a suspension in MOSOP for gross misconduct.

“First, they erred even in the spelling of the names of the two contestants. 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.”

“Secondly, Legborsi Esaen, as many of his collaborators may not know, is currently serving a suspension in MOSOP for gross misconduct and under no circumstance will MOSOP appoint a suspended officer to chair its electoral committee.”

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

We expect high standards of integrity from aspiring leaders especially within MOSOP and urge Chief Mike Lube-Nwidobie, Legborsi Esaen and their collaborators to retrace their steps and join in the progressive match towards a better Ogoni under the leadership of Mr. Saro-Pyagbara,” he concluded.