-By Michael J. EKOKORUWE:
The chairman of Isoko Positive Agenda (IPA), Chief John Araka, has been re – elected for another two years at the 2022 Annual General Meeting lecture of the club as High Chief Eta Enahoro, Engr. Daniel Omoyibo and Chief Greg Edor received award of excellence, held at Isoko Unity House Oleh, Isoko South local government area of Delta State.
The Isoko Political Agenda 2022 AGM lecture had its theme, “Isoko Political Evolution and Trends” even as the club elected other executive members to include, Evang. (Dr.) Ken Ewero as vice chairman, Sir (Dr.) Prosper Irogbo as secretary, Sir (Dr.) Steve Itimi as assistant secretary, Hon (Mrs.) Pally Eghove as financial secretary and Chief Ufuoma Epevare as Public Relation Officer.
Other members of the club elected are Dr. (Barr.) Mrs. Evelyn Aluta as legal adviser, Chief (Hon) Mrs. Beatrice Oyibotha treasurer, Chief Karo Ilolo Provost and Chief Cleaver Uzezi Daniels as organising secretary.
Speaking at the 2022 AGM lecture, the chairman, Chief John Araka, commended members of the club for their persistent financial commitment, especially high Chief Eta Enahoro and Chief Greg Edor, for huge financial support to the club.
Araka stated that the major reason which informed the founding of the club was to promote and protect the interests of Isoko nation and enumerated some of the achievements to include, increment of members from 25 to 40, restoration of peace to some Isoko communities that were at the verge of going to war, through interpersonal contacts with opinion leaders and stakeholders.
He added that the club has purchased four plots of land, promoted Isoko culture and peace, through the mass media and defended Isoko vital interests at the state level.
Araka noted that the club got a new constitution, just as it recognised the excellent contribution of three prominent illustrious son’s of Isoko nation and presented award to them.
The event featured the 2022 AGM lecture and special remarks by Professor Chris Akpotu, president general Isoko Development Union, Barr. Chief Joe Arausi, Board Chairman Ogwashi-uku Polytechnic, Comr. Chief Ovuozorie Macualey, Director General Efferun/Uvwie Development Agency and High Chief Eta Enahoro, M.D. and Chief Executive Officer Skyward Limited.
The speakers ex-rayed the Isoko political evolution and trends and urged politicians to be messengers and not super leaders to the people, emphasizing that to be desperate in representing the people indicates interior motives, noting that the electorates willingly knows who to represent them and should be allowed to chose without imposition.
They urged gladiators in the political scene to be objective and allow peace to reign, come back to give account to the people they represent towards equitable development of Isoko nation.
Earlier, the members of Isoko Political Agenda held an interactive session to forge the way forward, even as election for new executives members to pilot the affairs of the club for the next two years was conducted peacefully.