By Elo Edremoda, Warri
Host Communities to Oil Mining Rent (OML) 150 maintain issued a 21-day ultimatum to Conoil Producing Miniature, operators of the Obodo Field, to commence negotiation with the Comrade Monday Agbeyi-led Communities Consultative Forum in present to lead clear of being evicted from the reputation.
The ultimatum used to be contained in a press suppose by the Chairman of the Forum Comrade Monday Agbeyi, Saturday.
Indigenes of the seven host communities of OML 150 stormed the Conoil Obodo Field in Delta negate, bringing all activities to a cease in a serene hiss, Friday.
Bearing placards with inscriptions which encompass “Conoil resolution Monday Agbeyi exco or trail away our land,” the protesters vowed no longer to circulate away the premises and likewise allow any worker into the positioning unless the corporate listens to them and commences prompt engagement with the chosen management.
Agbeyi warned Conoil no longer to misconstrue the serene disposition of the OML 150 host communities for cowardice.
He declared that the communities are in a position to make use of all interior their manner to guarantee justice of their land.
He further commended the Palace of the Olu of Warri, for including it’s train to the matter in present to clear any “cloud of doubt that the Monday Agbeyi led govt is the absolute top constituted physique for now, representing the seven host communities of OML 150”.
He expressed disappointment that the management of Conoil Producing Miniature serene ought to undermine the authority of the Palace of the Olu of Warri and the host communities by refusing to commence dialogue with the legally constituted govt of the Forum.
“It beats our creativeness that after the peace meeting organised by the Palace of the Olu of Warri on Thursday, 17th June 2021, which used to be duly attended by Conoil Producing Miniature and the Comrade Monday Agbeyi led govt used to be duly offered because the lawful govt to oversee the affairs of the dialogue board, the corporate serene maintains its feeble licensed stand.
“The impunity has grown to the extent that the management of the corporate no longer has any iota of regard for the landlord communities, the Olu of Warri and the Delta Jabber Authorities.
“Irrespective of the quite loads of letters written by the trio to guarantee dialogue for a serene coexistence, the corporate appears to be to be adamant and resort to divide-and-rule strategy.”
A letter dated June 17, addressed to Conoil’s management and duly signed by the regent of Warri Kingdom, Prince Emmanuel Okotie-Eboh, the Iyatsere, Chief Johnson Amatserunleghe and director of the Olu of Warri Palace Administration, Chief Clement Maleghemi, directed all dues amassed to OML 150 since January 2021 to be paid to the Monday-Agbeyi-led govt.