Barinaada Mpigi, the PDP candidate for Rivers South East senatorial district has said that President Muhammadu Buhari and the ruling APC have been deceiving the people of Ogoni on the clean -up exercise.
speaking during the senatorial primary election in Portharcourt, Mpigi said; “We trusted the Buhari's government to clean away our tears and misery occasioned by oil pollution, underdevelopment and environmental degradation”.
“They have violated our common trust and must be held accountable. They have turned the Ogoni clean -up into a political tool to further inflict more pains and frustration on us.
“And that has to stop. I have therefore volunteered to re-invent the fight for the emancipation of not only the Ogonis but the entire people of the senatorial district and ensure that the proper clean up is done according to the letters and spirit of the UNEP report.
“After all, someone has to take the bull by the horns to continue the fight started by Paul Birabi and Ken Saro Wiwa. I have decided to do so and with your support. We shall together change our story to glory.”
Mpigi also pledged loyalty to the governor of Rivers State, stating that he had brought unparallel growth and development to both the state and PDP.