The CDC chairman of Omoku community in Ogba/Egbema/Ndoni local government area, Dr. Mbadiwe Woko, has given reasons for the different disturbances in the area.
Speaking on this development in Omoku recently, he said:”We all know that in a growing community where there is oil and gas, the politics is usually tense and complex and so, the gunshots, killings and kidnappings are due to people who want to be a part of the system. It is also as a result of rivalry of cult groups aimed at having a piece of the action in the oil and gas politics as well as the desperation of some politicians and the inaction of the oil companies in this LGA”.
Shedding light on the political reason, Woko said:” During the last administration, we all woke up to find a building belonging to a former commissioner-Augustine Wokocha- superimposed with the inscription ‘Opening soon. Omoku Library. Legacy of the Rotimi Amaechi administration’ and thought a library was on the way. But as soon as Amaechi joined the APC, the inscription was replaced with the APC logo
which the youths and all resisted since Omoku is PDP stronghold of the state party chairman- Chief Felix Obuah- who is from here” he stated adding that “the battle by the APC to decimate our population is a reason for the unrests”.
Woko, who is also a management staff at the College of Arts and Science, Rumuola explained that the failure of the oil companies to employ indigenes into positions of trust but as labourers has added to the unrest.
“As I speak, AGIP has refused to keep its own part of the agreement it entered into with us which it has even appended its signature to. The only reason we have not reacted negatively is because of the maturity of the present CDC members but it should act fast before the situation gets out of hand”, he warned and expressed optimism that the different meetings held between the leaders and the different warring
factions in the king’s palace have yielded results and peace has returned to the area.
He concluded by advising Omoku people to continue to be patient as better days lay ahead and expressed the belief that Governor Nyesom Wike will deliver.

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