Parts of Nsuke's speech are reproduced below:
We must as a people stand up to say we insist that our rights must be respected. We cannot, as Nigerians be contributing so much to the Nigerian economy and we get nothing. They deceive us to tell us that oil resumption will create jobs. That is a lie. They drill the oil and sell it. When monies are shared from the federation account, because there is no Ogoni state, we get nothing.
We insist on our own. Ours must be given to us
We are giving the government the opportunity to talk. We are willing to talk. Ogoni is willing to sit with the government and talk.
Ken Saro-Wiwa said, "he does not expect oil resumption in Ogoni to commence until it is properly negotiated"
We cannot talk about oil resumption when the things that prompted the conflict has not been addressed.
The Ogoni problem is not just about the cleanup but the fundamental issues of our resources being taken away, our land being taken away from us and we have lost everything.
As long as they continue to cheat us, as long as they continue to deprive us of what belongs to us, as long as they continue to take away our resources from our land and give us nothing, we will continue to protest these injustices and that is what we are doing until they give us what belongs to us.
MOSOP will continue to protest the injustices that has been done to Ogoniland no matter how mush Shell will sponsor hooliganism and terror against Ogoniland, we will not submit.
Pictures from the rally in Bori, August 24, 2019