A group, Save Ogoni Environment, has condemned the disagreement among participants of a solidarity visit to the Rivers State Governor Rotimi Amaechi.
The participants from Ogoni land had openly quarrelled over the largesse allegedly given to them by the governor after their visit to the Government House in Port Harcourt.
It was learnt that the money given to each beneficiary fell short of what was expected, a development that made them to confront their leaders and sponsors of the visit.
A statement by the SOE Chairman, Elder Peter Deegbara, said those, who took part in the visit were paid N100,000 each as against N500,000 earlier promised.
Describing the fallout of the visit as a show of shame, the group said it was disappointed with the report that participants were torn apart by the actions of the event sponsor.
“The Save Ogoni Environment has described as a big shame the fallout of the recently paid solidarity visit by an Ogoni Political group to Governor Amaechi in Port Harcourt.
“The SOE received with great disappointment the embarrassing report that participants of the Tuesday, March 25, 2013, solidarity visit to Governor Amaechi at Government House, Port Harcourt were torn apart over the deceit and failure of the event’s sponsors to pay them reasonably,” the statement read.
The group also pointed out that the views of the participants at the visit did not represent the opinion and interest of the Ogoni people.
It argued that such embarrassing scenario would have been avoided if the forum had included mature, objective and patriotic indigenes of Ogoni for the visit.