Sat. Sep 19th, 2020

Ogulagha GMoU: Adowei Resigns From Sokebolou Community Trust Membership, Gives Reasons

By Binebai Princewill

Member of the Sekobolou Community Trust in Ogulagha Kingdom, Burutu Local Government Area of Delta State, Mr. Freedom Adowei Binaebi has resigned his membership of the committee.

The Sokebolou Community Trust is a sub unit of the Ogulagha Kingdom Cluster Development Board, OKCDB under the Global Memorandum of Understanding, GMoU operated by Shell Petroleum Development Company, SPDC and communities in Ogulagha Kingdom.

Adowei’s resignation was disclosed through a letter addressed to the chairman of the Community Trust dated 16th January 2020, a copy of which was obtained by The Liberator Newspaper on Tuesday.

Binaebi who has been a member of the Sokebolou Community Trust since the inception of the current board said he resigned for reasons very personal to him in the letter.

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The letter reads ” I, Mr. Freedom Adowei Binebai who has been a member of the Sekebolou Community Trust from the inception of the current board wish to officially write and inform you of my intention.”

”With reference to the above subject matter, I wish to resign my membership of the Sekobolou Community Trust of Ogulagha kingdom upon receipt of this letter for reasons best known to me and personal.”

When contacted by a reporter of The Liberator Newspaper, Adowei noted that his reasons for resignation is personal but opened up that the GMoU is a scam to members of the Development Board.

Speaking further, Binaebi noted that as members of the Sokebolou Community Trust, it ought to be their responsibility to sample the opinions of members of Sokebolou community to know projects that are needed to be executed in the community, stressing that as a member of such vital Trust, he has been unaware of all the dealings with regards to the above.

He said there are surreptitious moves within members of the Community Trust to undo him, stressing that there are lots of issues surrounding award of scholarships with the host of other issues as member of the community Trust.

Adowei maintained that his decision is for SPDC and the leadership of GMoU in Ogulagha Kingdom to be aware of his resignation, stressing that GMoU in Ogulagha Kingdom is fast becoming a scam, adding that he cannot continue to be part of such arrangement.

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