–Blank NEWS Online (NIGERIA) –From Michael J. EKOKORUWE:
President General of the social cultural apex organization of Isoko Nation, (Isoko Development Union), Professor Chris Akpotu, has inuagurated the elected executives of the Youth Wing.
The inauguration was done during the 2021 delegates conference, at I.D.U National Secretariat ( Isoko House) Oleh, Isoko South local government area of Delta State.
Prof. Akpotu reaffirmed the support of Isoko leaders, traditional rulers and Isoko Nation, noting that the authority that instituted the union’s youth wing was from the Delta State Government.
He added that “the constitution guiding the youth executive was signed before the election”. Akpotu stated that the youth executives were constituted from the 23 Clans of Isoko Nation and urged them to resist youth restiveness by using knowledge based ideas towards the emacipation of Isoko Youths.
The president general said, “the mandate of the youth wing is new orientation, changed mindset towards purposeful achievements and education, emphasizing that the laws of Nigeria must be adhered to, while deserminating the gospel of peace and prayed for the executives to excel with favour.
Members of the new I.D.U Youth Wing Executives include, Mr. Obokpaino Inievo Fidelis as the President, Friday Imonikebe as 1st Vice President, Peter Okurafor as 2nd Vice President, David Igbe (Secretary General), Eriques Warri (Assistant Secretary General), and Ikoje Esther (Women Leader).
Others are Egehalemena Esther (Assistant Women Leader), Akpora Riches Chinedu (Treasurer), Akpobome O. Precious (Financial Secretary), Solomon Azanade (Assistant Financial Secretary), Oghenero Anthony (Auditor 1), Igelige Joseph (Auditor 2), Ageh Joseph (Speaker), Inspector Azagba (Dep. Speaker), Orevaghene Osha (Organising Secretary), Osiono Obokparo (P.R.O) and Edeki Samson (Provost).
Speaking after the inuaguration, the I.D.U Youth Wing President, Mr. Obokpaino Fidelis commended the President’s General from various Isoko Communities, I.D.U Executives and the Patron, High Chief Iduh Amadhe.
He stated that the process was peaceful without any bais, noting that the mandate of the youth wing shall be peace, harmony and sustainable development of Isoko Nation.
Obokpaino assured of all inclusive government, even as he extended hands of fellowship to others who contested with him but failed. He noted that the synergy between the parent body shall be cordial, emphasizing that with tolerance and understanding, the team will achieve expected results.
He posited that Isoko Nation has been marginalized by the multinational companies operating in the area and assured to work closely with I.D.U executives towards the development of Isoko communities, adding that his administration will welcome open door policies to ensure equitable development of the area.
Earlier, the election which held at Oleh Civic Center, Isoko South local government area, was peaceful amidst security, just as candidates were screened and selected from the lists of nomination sent from the 23 Clans of Isoko South and North.
In attendance was the Commissioner for Power Delta State, Pastor Jonathan Ukodiko, Commissioner of DESOPADEC representing Isoko Nation, Dr. Barr. Paul Owhe, Sir Ayodele Othihiwa, High Chief Iduh Amadhe, Patron Isoko Development Union, traditional rulers and clergymen.
Others were Isoko Clans president’s general and delegates, branches delegates from across Delta State and Nigeria, the women and youths from Isoko ethnic nationality amongst others.
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