(By Chris K. Amadi) -Ogoni youths in Rivers State have disowned one Legborsi Pyagbara, who they said is attempting to perpetuate himself in office- against the constitution of MOSOP- as President of the Movement for the Survival of Ogoni People,MOSOP, after his his tenure had since elapsed December 31, 2018.
In a statement made available to Notable Outcome in Port Harcourt which was reacting to a recent media publications, president of the National Youth Council of Ogoni People,NYCOP, Theophilus Mbagha said Pyagbara was misrepresenting himself and falsely claiming the presidency of MOSOP given that his tenure as president expired constitutionally on December 31, 2018.
“The constitution of MOSOP is very explicit on tenure and in Article 5 (3c) states as follows: Tenure: Members of either the central or Executive committee shall hold office for three years in the first instance but may be re-elected for another term”
He said Pyagbara served as president of MOSOP from January 1, 2013 to December 31, 2015. In December 2015, he was re-elected for a second term which commenced from January 1, 2016 and elapsed on December 31, 2018. Pyagbara therefore has no basis to make any claims to the presidency of MOSOP and his continual desire to perpetuate himself in office is a smear on his person and an embarrassment to a movement that had committed itself to the cause of justice.
Mbagha urged the media to check with the secretariat of MOSOP in Ogoniland for all information about the organization and not deal with people who seek to perpetuate themselves in office against the rules and constitution of the organization
The Ogoni youth president further said Pyagbara was not recognized by Ogoni youths because, according to them, he has been making claims to what does not belong to him and no longer has business with the presidency of MOSOP.