Port Harcourt — A faction of Movement for the Survival of Ogoni People, MOSOP, led by Dr. Goodluck Diigbo, has allegedly ordered Union De Iniciativa S.A De C.V, to steer clear of Ogoniland.
The firm is said to be a technical partner in a banana plantation proposed for Ogoni area by Rivers State Government.
Diigbo, in a statement, weekend, said Ogoni allegedly took a collective decision to shut out the firm from the area, adding that they would explore what he termed stiffer cultural means to enforce the order on the firm.
He said: "MOSOP, today, quickly adopted a resolution to declare the Union De Iniciativa S.A. De C.V. persona non grata in Ogoniland. Following today's banning of the Mexican company, the Ogoni people will collectively apply stiffer cultural resistance measures to keep the Mexican firm out of Ogoniland."
He said they took the decision because the Mexican company allegedly "conspired with Rivers State Government to violate the indigenous rights of Ogoni people and test the will of the Ogoni Self Government.
"It is not the use of force against Ogoni that will commit Ogoni to Nigeria. What will commit Ogoni to Nigeria is for Nigeria to fulfill its mandatory obligations under the United Nations Charter and UNDRIP to openly work with the Ogoni Self-Government as declared on August 2, 2012," he added.