-Move Against Traditional Ruler
…Declare Action Unconstitutional
-Urge FG To Transform Sapele Technical College To A Federal University Or Polytechnic
-Appeals To Okowa To Complete Delta State Polytechnic, Elume
-Suspends Prof. Emurobome Idolor, Prof. Kenneth Eni From Okpe Union
Prominent Okpe leaders on Saturday descended on the Orodje of Okpe Kingdom, Orhue 1, accusing him of plotting to destroy the union of the ancient kingdom.
They also called on politicians and other stakeholders to zone the 2023 governorship of Delta State to the Okpe Nation.
‘’The Okpe Nation has played a continuous uniting role and stability of the state. There are notable Okpe personalities in the government and politics of Delta State that are qualified and loved by the people of the different ethnic nationalities of the state’’
At a press conference in Lagos, the leaders said there were no doubts as to whether the Okpe Kingdom would produce the next governor of Delta State.
In a communiqué read to newsmen by the President General of Okpe Union Headquarters, Mr. Patrick Akpotor in Okpe House, Obalende, Lagos State after the Okpe Union National Conference, the leaders rejected the purported dissolution of the National Executive Council of the Okpe Union and imposition of a Nine-member Interim National Executive Council for two years.
‘’It is unconstitutional, illegal, and void,’’ the leaders said.
They unanimously passed a vote of confidence on the current National Executive Council of the Okpe Union led by Mr. Patrick Akpotor and extended the tenure of the current leadership for five months to enable it conduct a credible free and fair election in compliance with the Okpe Union constitution and the wishes of the majority of Okpe people.
‘’The Okpe Union 2020 National conference considered the state of the Okpe Union and recent developments regarding the purported dissolution of the elected national leadership of the Union including imposition of an interim committee of the Okpe Union. The conference noted that the Okpe Union, being a registered organization under the Lands Perpetual Succession Ordinance of 1924 and thus under the Corporate Affairs Commission, is an autonomous organization with its constitution and under Nigerian federal laws that govern incorporated non-governmental organizations.
The leaders explained that there was no cause to panic as the Executive Committee would tackle the challenges facing the union.
Particularly, the leaders nominated and adopted 15 Okpe personalities to be recommended to the Corporate Affairs Commission for registration as members of the Board of Trustees.
The leaders applauded the peaceful nature of all Okpe people.
‘’Remain law abiding and support the current administration of President Muhammadu Buhari and the Delta State government of Senator Ifeanyi Okowa’’
The leaders appealed to the Federal Government to reward the Okpe people, being one of the highest oil and gas producing ethnic nationalities in the Niger-Delta.
‘’Consider the reopening of the Sapele Sea Port which lies in the best fresh water harbor in the country’’
They also asked the Federal Government to transform the Sapele Technical College, one of the oldest in Nigeria to a Federal University or Polytechnic to create capacity in the teeming youths of the area and generate employability.
The leaders called on the Delta State government to complete the Delta State Polytechnic, Elume, Sapele which construction commenced during the administration of Dr. Emmanuel Uduaghan.
‘’That Prof. Emurobome Idolor and Prof. Kenneth Eni who are the only Okpe Union members amongst the imposed Interim National Executive Council are hereby suspended indefinitely from the Okpe Union’’
The Conference also nominated and adopted a five-man Electoral Committee to organize elections into the National Executive Council of the Okpe Union within five months from 14th November, 2020.
East-West Road: Stakeholders Single Out Ughelli, Patani, Elele, Eket For Urgent Attention
EFCC Seeks Interpol’s Support On P&ID, Extradition Of Treasury Looters
BREAKING: Argentinian Football Legend, Diego Maradona, 60, Dies Of Heart Attack
Huge Investment On East-West Road A Waste Without Proper Management – Akpabio Warns
NABDA DG In ICPC Net Over N400 Million Fraud
Sovereignty Murder: CDHR Sues For Perpetrators’ Punishment
EFCC To Go After Tax Evaders
Missing Itsekiri N300 Million: Ayiri Emami Heads To EFCC
Delta Cleric Calls On James Ibori To Retire From Politics To Avert Disgrace, Says It’s A Prophecy, Not Advice (VIDEO)
Pastor Chris Oyakhilome Says ‘They Hate Trump Because He Supports Christians’
VIDEO: Joe Biden Will Be Impeached As US President, Harris To Take Over, Says Apostle Suleman
IPOB: Oyigbo Resident Writes Open Letter To Gov Wike, Appeals For Review Of 24-Hour Curfew
See What Joe Biden Vows To Do To Muslims If He Becomes America’s President
US Election: Trump Will Not Win- TB Joshua
Crime22 hours ago
Kidnappers Of DELSU Lecturer’s Wife Demand N10M Ransom
News18 hours ago
Nnamdi Kanu: Arresting Senator Abaribe, Sure Way To Chaos, MASSOB Warns
Business19 hours ago
Ogboru’s Fiogret Limited Not Owing AMCON –Director
News13 hours ago
Delta Activist Blasts South South Governors, Wants Buhari To Reject Demands
News21 hours ago
Fani-Kayode: Gowon Never Took Half Of CBN With Him To London