-By Michael EKOKORUWE:
The President General of Isoko Development Union (IDU), High Chief Iduh Amadhe says, rotation of the senate position in South Senatorial district between Isoko, Itsekiri and Ijaw ethnic nationalities, will foster equity, justice and fair play in the actualization of true democracy in the present political dispensation.
Amadhe made the statement during the visit of Itsekiri leaders to Isoko development union, held at the National secretariat Oleh, Isoko South local government area of Delta State.
He stated that a joint meeting of traditional rulers, the political class and community leaders from Ijaw, Itsekiri and Isoko be put together to adopt the former rotational method of the South Senatorial seat, which according to him is the solution to the present fourth and fifth agenda of occupying the Senatorial seat. Amadhe who condemned such agenda also described it as repugnant, political brigandage and alien to natural justice and equity.
Amadhe maintained that a maximum of two terms for each of the three ethnic groups of Isoko, Ijaw and Itsekiri for the senatorial seat, be strictly adhered through agreement and published communiqué. While analyzing the narrative of how the senatorial seat has been, Amadhe urged the leaders of Itsekiri to interact with Ijaw leaders before the joint meeting of the three ethnic groups.
Earlier, Chief Mene Brown while speaking on behalf of Itsekiri leaders commended patrons and leaders of Isoko development union for the warm reception, stating that HRM Ogieme Ikenwoli, the Olu of Warri sent them for the interactive visit. He said Isoko, Ijaw and Itsekiri senatorial seat is for the three ethnic groups that demands planning and mutual understanding, which according to him informed the visit.
Chief Mene Brown condemned a situation of fighting for the senatorial seat by the three ethnic groups and advised on the rotational method not on political party basis but on ethnic nationality basis.
He said any senator occupying the seat represents the three ethnic groups, noting that each ethnic nationality should support the other during elections. He posited that the three ethnic groups are to communicate and exchange ideas for a common goal.
In attendance were Chief Dennis Etaluku, Dr. Chief Idodo Umeh, Sir Simeon Efenudu, the women wing and executive of Isoko development union, president generals from various Isoko communities among others.