-Blank NEWS Online (NIGERIA) –From Michael EKOKORUWE:
Isoko Development Union (IDU), apex social cultural organization of Isoko nation at the weekend, elected new executive with Professor Christopher Akpotu emerging the President General of the Union.
The election was held at the National Secretariat, Oleh, Isoko South local government area, amidst commendations to Senator Dr. Ifeanyi Okowa, governor of Delta State for infrastructural development in both Isoko South and North local government areas of the state.
The election which was part of the December 2020 conference of I.D.U, also have Prince Desmond Ogbaudu as 1st vice President General, Chief Dan Odhomor, 2nd Vice President General, Dr. Felix Iyomaterie as Secretary General while Dr. Mathias Jarikre is 1st Assistant Secretary General and Chief Denis Akwakwa, 2nd Assistant Secretary General.
Others are Chief Jubilant Igelige as Publicity Secretary, Mr. Edward Obobolor Treasurer, Sir. Patrick Omoduvie, Social Secretary, Chief ThankGod Oboyano, Assistant Social Secretary, Mr. Fredrick Efe, Financial Secretary and Mr. Oghenevo Joseph as Assistant Financial Secretary.
Speaking after the inuaguration, Professor
Akpotu promised to consolidate on the achievements of the out gone executive, saying “Exactly, that is the direction we are going”.
“We pray that God will always give us the sense of vision to be able to meet the expectations of the people. As much as possible, we are already ignited for action.”
Earlier, the former President General, High Chief Iduh Amadhe said, “We have successfully moved the ship of our nationality to shore. The facts are lucid and empirically observable, therefore, without any feeling of hesitation and iota of skepticism, we are bold to say we have fought a good fight.”
Amadhe reiterated the need for the people to be at peace with one another and demonstrate love. He urged the new I.D.U executive to unit the people and ensure that peace reigns in Isoko land.
He commended Senator Dr. Ifeanyi Okowa for all efforts towards the development of the National Secretariat and stressed the need for sustainability, just as he expressed confidence in the new elected executive of Isoko Development Union.
He urged the elected executive to consolidate on the infrastructural development of Isoko Nation, and called other ethnic Nationalities to speak with one voice, united and cooperate with Governor Okowa for the good of Delta State.
In attendance were the two local government chairmen of Isoko South and North, Sir Itiako Ikpokpo and Hon. Emmanuel Egbabor, High Chief Denis Etaluku, Hon. Eta Enahoro, Presidents General from Isoko communities, delegates from across Delta State and Nigeria, traditional rulers and clergymen from various Isoko communities amongst others.