They all gathered at the Afam Power Station following the expiration of the 72hrs ultimatum given to the Port Harcourt Electricity Distribution Company (PHED) and DISCOs to restore power supply in the LGA.
The protest was convened by the Oyigbo Peoples Assembly with support from stakeholders and pressure groups from the LGA.
With Afam power plant shut down and the area plunged into darkness for over three weeks, Oyigbo resident have decided to take to the streets to demand for their rights as they barricade major roads in the area.
“Even with their armed men over 50 Hilux of soldiers and sars they can’t even stop us. We need more armed men from them but one thing is Paramount they most give us our light/road/cottage hospital,” Comr O Ogbonna said.
“We are bigger than the police we are seeing, pls send us more armed men. Oyigbo is too big for police men, soldiers may ask questions though, but Note; the force is too high for them or we die together,” Precious Ejiri said.
“Being peaceful is what people don’t like. Forgetting that the silence of a man is totally wickedness. The world well know that oyigbo people are the sleeping lion. Sorry to that man wakes him. Sorry to all company operating in our land. See the movie yet to be act today,” Daniel Okere noted.
After promising the people of Ndoki, Afam in Oyigbo LGA Rivers State, NEPA is now asking them to pay light bill. They have blocked the road leading to the power station@instablog9ja @SaharaReporters @ajuicygeorge @PH_Prinx pic.twitter.com/b9vkYnxEvo
— Tarrmie De Man (@Tarrmie) September 9, 2020