OGONI YOUTH MOVEMENT PLANS TO STAGE ‘MOTHER OF ALL PROTESTS’ OVER COMPLETION OF DILAPIDATED EAST WEST ROAD
The Ogoni Youth Movement plans to stage a ‘Mother of all protests’ to enforce their demands for the speedy completion of the dilapidated East-West Road in Eleme LGA of Rivers State.
This was made known in a notice tagged OperationOccupyEast-West Road.
The protest is scheduled for 5am on Tuesday July 27, 2021, and the take-off point is Akpajo Junction, East-West Road, Eleme LGA.
The notice reads; ‘’Upon the expiration of the 14-days ultimatum to the Federal Government during Ogoni Youths' warning protest at Aleto Bridge by the Ogoni Youth Federation to inter alia commence the reconstruction of the deplorable Ogoni section of the road East-West, together with four (4) flyovers at: Akpajo, Aleto, Alesa and Onne junctions respectively and after due consultation with various groups and critical stakeholders, the Ogoni Youth Federation (OYF) in conjunction with other pan-Ogoni groups hereby invites the media, friends of Ogoni and Ogoni people from all Kingdoms, towns and local government areas to a 'MOTHER OF ALL PROTESTS' over the dilapidated state of the East-West road.
‘’The Ogoni axis of the East-West road is the only link to the Port Harcourt Refining Company, Indorama Petrochemicals, Nigerian Port Authority Onne, Oil and Gas Free Zone Onne and about 300 multinational companies, despite the aforesaid and the huge economic value of the road, the Federal Government has refused to fix it, thereby infusing hardship on our people and commuters.’’
Earlier on Monday July 26, Eons Intelligence reported that youths in Eleme stormed the road as early as 5am to express their displeasure over the poor condition of the East-West roads. They blocked the Refinery junction and all accessible routes to Onne junction.