OML 30 CDB Chairman: Don’t turn Isoko into a war zone, Ikpokpo warns protesters.

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Hon.Ikpokpo,Isoko South LGA chairman

The Isoko south local government Chairman, Itaiko Ikpokpo, Ksm today 30/04/2019 held an emergency meeting with Traditional Rulers and President Generals of Isoko communities under the Oil Mining Lease, OML 30 on the spate of protest over the Chairmanship of the OML 30 Community Development Board, CDB.

Ikpokpo at the meeting attended by heads of security agencies in the local government, the President General of the Isoko Development Union IDU, Chief Iduh Amadhe and community representatives at the CDB frowned at the indiscriminate protest and counter protest around oil installations in Uzere, Oleh and Olomoro in the last three days on an issue before His Excellency, the Governor of Delta State, Senator Dr Ifeanyi Okowa. He explained that why the people have the right to protest against perceive injustice, it must be logical, orderly and peaceful.

He warned that attempt to disrupt operations in any of the oil facilities will be viewed as economic sabotage and perpetrators will be made to face the force of the law.

” Government will not fold its hands and watch anybody turn Isoko into a crisis zone. The security agencies are here, we cannot allow our youths, women and flow stations to be used as canon folders for senseless wars”.

In their separate responses, Isoko leaders fingered the alleged authorization letter from the office of the Delta state Attorney General to the management of Heritage Oil and Energy Services, operators of OML 30 to release outstanding development funds to the factional Morris Idiowa led CDB when issues pertaining to the proper constitution of the board have not been resolved as the cause of the protest across various Isoko communities.

They maintained that it is the turn of the Isoko nation which accounts for 65% of the total crude oil production of OML 30 to produce the Chairman of the board


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