Posted by News Express | 9 September 2013 | 4,077 times
Delta State Governor, Dr. Emmanuel Uduaghan, has intervened in the internal crisis in Itsekiri land, where the monarch, Ogiame Atunwase II, and his subjects over the royal father’s decision to change his title and abandon pagan rites as he is now a born again Christian.
Eager to see the dispute quickly resolved, Governor Uduaghan yesterday appealed to the men, women and youths of Itsekiri land to remain calm and peaceful as “efforts were on to ensure that reasons prevailed over the matter.”
Dr. Uduaghan who addressed them at the Olu of Warri, Ogiame Atunwase II’s palace ground, assured the people that “everything will come back to normal soon” as all efforts are being made to address their grievances.
He informed the people that he has already discussed with Ogiame Atunwse II, chiefs and youths and all parties were willing to give peace a chance.
The governor thanked the youths for conducting themselves in a peaceful manner and urged them to remain peaceful.
The Leader of the Youths, Mr. Omolubi Newuwuni had appealed to the youths to listen to the governor as he had come to ensure that peace is maintained in the kingdom.
•Photo shows Governor Uduaghan.
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