Saturday, 15 June 2013

News Release: Imo State House Speaker Signs MOU With Guateng, South Africa Counterpart

In a bid to bring consolidated development to the state through legislative proactiveness, the Speaker of Imo State House of Assembly Rt. Hon (Dr) Benjamin Uwajumogu has signed a memorandum of understanding with the South African Government through the speaker of Guateng province, the Rt.  Hon (Mrs.) Lindiwe Maseko in South Africa.

The MOU is a reconfirmation of mutual commitment on the implementation of close cooperation between Guateng province legislature and the Imo State House of Assembly.

Rt. Hon Dr Uwajamugu after signing the memorandum of understanding pledged that the Imo State House of Assembly would fulfill its part of the agreement.

Hon Lindiwe Maseko in response promised that the Guateng province would live up to expectation.

The highlight of the South African visit by Speaker Uwajamogu and his entourage was a Radio interview programme at WITS Radio Academy and at RADIO 2000 South Africa.

Dr Uwajamogu was accompanied to South Africa by the following
Honourable members.

1  Hon Acho Ihim -(Okigwe)
2  Hon Obioma Ekennia- Ezinnihitte  Mbaise
3  Chief Chris Duru – Clerk of IMHA
4  Hon Ikenna Emeh – Isu
5  Hon Donatus Ozoemena –Oru West (Deputy Speaker IMHA)
6  Hon Kodichi Anamekwe- Chief of Staff to the Speaker
7  Hon Kingsley  Kemka– Special Adviser on Administration
8  Hon Austin Onuoha – Senior Legislative Aide


Citizen (Dr) Ikenna Samuelson Iwuoha
Senior special Assistant on media
To the Rt. Hon. Speaker
Imo State House of Assembly.

News Release: MEND’s Hurricane Exodus Resumes

“Hurricane Exodus’ resumed at about 00:05Hrs on Saturday, June 15, 2013, when field operatives from the Movement for the Emancipation of the Niger Delta (M.E.N.D), stealthily attached portable military limpet explosives magnetically to two (2) articulated tanker vehicles laden with petrol in a queue outside the NNPC depot in Abaji, the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja.

The devices were timed to detonate simultaneously several seconds later. The outcome was predictable.

This segment of Exodus codenamed ‘Operation Touch and Go’ is targeted at the soft underbelly (downstream Sector) of the oil industry in Nigeria.

From today, every tanker vehicle we find distributing petroleum products including propane gas has become a legitimate target in our war against injustice, corruption, despotism and oppression.
Drivers of tanker vehicles continue to drive them at their own risk.

The public are hereby advised to maintain a safe distance from such vehicles as they can explode anytime and anywhere. Harassment on these tanker vehicles would be sustained until the following demands are met;

1. Henry Okah, his brother Charles and other innocent persons set up as scapegoats and held over the October 01, 2010 twin car bombings in Abuja be released unconditionally.
2. That an unreserved apology be tendered by the Nigerian government to MEND for presenting a forged email letter threatening the South African government purported to have originated from us and used as evidence in the sham trial and conviction of Henry Okah.
3. That a separate independent body outside Nigeria investigates the forged letter so as to ascertain its authenticity and make their findings public.
4. That since our struggle has never been about a Goodluck Jonathan Presidency, nor about been beneficiaries of dubious pipeline protection contracts and other forms of bribery, a conference to address the injustice, underdevelopment, environmental degradation and outstanding root issues confronting the Niger Delta region must be fixed to hold within three (3) months.
5. That the corrupt and inept Mrs. Diezani Alison-Madueke resigns as Minister of Petroleum.

Jomo Gbomo