Delta indigenes in the US shocked by flow station relocation
By Simon Ebegbulem, Benin-City
THE Abavo Peoples Vanguard, an umbrella body of Abavo indigenes in Delta North senatorial district based in the United States and Europe, is dismayed over the decision by Pan Ocean Oil Corporation to relocate the flow station on OPL 275, originally mapped out at Obiayima community, to a neighboring town, it says has no oil or gas deposit.
In a statement by its president, Mr Josiah Onyeario, and secretary, Pastor Afam Efeloku, the group urged the oil giant to stop the tension in the area by siting the project where it was originally agreed by the stakeholders including Delta State government.
While they accused a lawmaker in the state of masterminding what they described as an illegality, they threatened to resist the action.
The group commended Governor Emmanuel Uduaghan for his developmental strides in the state and expressed their support for the administration.