19 December 2018, Sweetcrude, Warri, Delta State — Isoko clusters of the 111 host communities of OML 30 in Delta state have threatened to back out of the newly constituted Community Development Board, CDB, running the Global Memorandum of Understanding, GMoU.
Chairman of Isoko clusters President Generals, Dr. Patrick Obogho alleged that they were marginalized despite being the area with the largest crude oil production in the entire cluster groups.
According to him, it was resolved before signing of the new GMoU midwived by the state government that principal offices should, adding that members of the Isoko cluster were surprised to see that there were moves to still retain the former Chairman of the board who is of Urhobo extraction as Chairman of the reconstituted board.
He said the foregoing move simply implied an attempt to marginalize the Isoko cluster group
Continuing, he said if the agreement reached before the signing of the GMoU was not respected the Isoko clusters would be forced to seek a separate Board of its own under the OML 30 host communities