–Blank NEWS Online (NIGERIA) –By Michael J. EKOKORUWE:
THE Special Adviser to the Governor of Delta State, Senator Dr. Ifeanyi Okowa on peace building and conflict resolution, Chief Edwin Uzor, has resolved the leadership tussle crisis in Ellu kingdom, Isoko North local government area and urged aggrieved parties to embrace peace towards the development of the area.
Speaking to representatives of Ellu Community at Unity Hall, Government House, Asaba, Chief Uzor condermed the criminal and gruesome acts that erupted from Ellu Community Development Union election on 26th of September 2021, noting that the criminal parts of the crisis has been handled by the law enforcement agency.
The special adviser stated that, peace committee was set – up to mediate, just as several meetings were held with the stakeholders towards peaceful resolution of the crisis, which according to him had petitions and litigation.
He maintained that insincerity, quest for self angrandisement and finacial inducements were the cause of the crisis, adding that the monarch was not diplomatic in dealing with the leadership tussle crisis.
Uzor posited that the election into the other position of Ellu Community Development Union must follow due process and the constitution, even as urged the five – man PCRC committee to remain and maintain status quo.
He added that the election must be conducted before the 31st of December 2021 and that the tenure of the newly elected officers should start after the date of election and end by April 2022 to complete the first year, according to the constitution.
“The traditional ruler, HRM Othuke Murphy Urugbezi Ogwara 1, the Ovie of Ellu kingdom should allow the town Union to run independently without interference and hindrance”.
“We advice that for the interest of peace, all complainants should withdraw case’s in the court and aggrieved parties should embrace peace”.
“The children of the monarch and others that perpetrated the gruesome, criminal acts should be sanctioned to serve as deterent, so that the community can be peaceful”, Uzor added.
The monarch while responding, condermed the criminal acts of the children and urged aggrieved parties to accept the peaceful resolution by the state government, adding that he has forgiven those that offended him.
For his part, Chief (Barr.) K. O. Odhe and Prince Johnson Akpomalue, former Presidents General of Ellu kingdom, respectively commended Governor Ifeanyi Okowa, the peace committee and Chief Edwin Uzor for the peaceful resolution of the crisis.
They assured of sustaining the peace of Ellu Community, adding that the timely intervention of the state government has restored peace to Ellu Kingdom.
In attendance were Senior Special Assistants, Executive Assistant and Special Assistants to governor Okowa on Peace Building and conflict resolution.
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