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Group warns oil firm against ‘divide and rule’ tactics in Gbaramatu kingdom
The Niger Delta Indig-enous Movement for Radical Change (NDIMRC) has again warned Chevron Nigeria Limited not to incite the people of Gbaramatu Kingdom in Warri South-West Local Government Area of Delta State against themselves.
According to a press statement, signed by its President, Nelly Emma; Secretary, John Sailor and Public Relations Officer, Mukoro Stanley, the group frowned at what it described as undue interference of Chevron, especially its Policy, Government and Public Affairs Department in the affairs of Gbaramatu Kingdom.
It vowed to disrupt the operations of the company as well as its existing Global Memorandum of Understanding (GMoU) with the Egbema and Gbaramatu Communities Development Communities Development Foundation (EGCDF) if the company failed to renegotiate it.
The group threatened to resist by all means possible any attempt by the Policy, Government and Public Affairs department of the company to instigate the peace-loving Gbaramatu people against themselves.
It recalled that the action of the company in the past, cost the lives of three youths in the kingdom and would not want a repeat of that incident.
Specifically, the group claimed that the company was applying divide and rule tactic in Gbaramatu Kingdom and that this was unacceptable and promised the company 'a mother of all battle.
The movement noted that it was not happy with Chevron’s insistence on an imminent Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Egbema and Gbaramatu Communities Development Foundation (EGCDF) in both Warri North and Warri South-West Local Government Areas of Delta State.
‘We are not comfortable with the position of Chevron Nigeria Limited (CNL) in the MoU with EGCDF because those the company is using to tear our communities apart are selfish leaders not representing the interest of the masses and therefore Chevron should not hold any negotiation with them as far as the MoU is concerned.”
“We have seen that Chevron is again conniving with these selfish leaders who do not have the interest of the people at heart to oppress the people of the region and we are not going to tolerate this anymore. Chevron must reckon with the masses and not those selfish leaders who are not there for the masses and we want them to serve their tenure and get out, but they should not lobby CNL on the MoU.
“Chevron would soon see the full wrath of the masses if they do not desist from their divide and rule system. Gbaramatu kingdom is peace-loving and we want it to remain so and Chevron must listen to the voice of the people and not those self-seeking individuals,” the group said.Share
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