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MOSOP call for the Exoneration of Ken Saro-Wiwa and Others

The Ogoni Case is a Simple Demand for Basic Rights and Justice – MOSOP

Call for the Exoneration of Ken Saro-Wiwa and Others

The Movement for the Survival of the Ogoni People (MOSOP) says all the Ogoni people want in Nigeria is respect for the rights of the people and justice. President of MOSOP, Fegalo Nsuke made this known yesterday in Port Harcourt in a speech to mark the 24th anniversary of the U.N Secretary General’s fact-finding mission to Ogoni which noted that the Special Tribunal which ordered the murder of Ken Saro-Wiwa had no jurisdiction to try Saro-Wiwa and the others.

Nsuke said it was shameful that Nigeria’s response to a simple and justifiable demand for basic rights and justice by the Ogoni people in Nigeria was repression by state security forces and the hounding by Shell through its agents which led to the death of thousands of innocent Ogonis.

The MOSOP leader said the exoneration of the “Ogoni 9” murdered by the Nigerian government on November 10, 1995, has become a critical part of the Ogoni demands and will not be compromised.

“It is unacceptable to us that our own government will incriminate our leaders, kill them in their innocence and expect us to be silent. The injustice done to the Ogoni people is unthinkable and a big shame that questions our claim to modern civilization as a country and the only way we can reclaim our pride as a decent nation is to give justice to the Ogoni people” Nsuke said.
He said MOSOP was calling on the Nigerian government to initiate moves to clear the names of the “Ogoni 9” as a first step towards resolving the Ogoni problem to pave way for further dialogue on the future of the Ogoni in Nigeria. Nsuke further called on the world not to allow Nigeria to repeat what it did to the Ogoni people in the 90s especially the murder of Ken Saro-Wiwa and the others.

He emphasized the need to end to the discrimination against the Ogoni people in Nigeria and the exoneration of the nine Ogoni activists murdered by the Nigerian government on November 10, 1995.

The MOSOP president also called for an end to the constant harassment of civil rights activists in Ogoni, the brutality and rape of Ogoni women by Nigerian soldiers and the repression of locals who express their displeasure over the pollution and deprivations in Ogoni.

Signed:

Alex Akori

Acting General Secretary

MOSOP

March 28, 2020

The Movement for the Survival of the Ogoni People (MOSOP)

Headquarters: Peace and Freedom Center, Bori Ogoni

Email: [email protected], [email protected]
Website: www.mosop.org.ng

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/mosoponline

DISCLAIMERS

1. There are two competing organisations, both calling themselves MOSOP.  MOSOP in Nigeria led by Fegalo Nsuke is indisputably active, while the MOSOP led by Legborsi Saro Pyagbara (Wikipedia article) has an online presence, but otherwise appears to be dormant?

2. The views, information, allegations or opinions expressed above  are those of the author/originator of the article. They have not been substantiated by the publisher of this website and may not represent the publisher’s views. 

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