By Binebai Princewill
The Gbaramatu Youths Council (GYC ) Mobile Parliament under the erudite leadership of one of Niger Delta finest legal luminary, Sen. Frank Ekpemupolo, Eqs., Speaker of the Mobile Parliament has held its last sitting of 2020 with wide deliberation on burning youth related issues in the Oil rich Kingdom.
The law making organ of GYC particularly held its last sitting on the 15th of December 2020 with majority of the senators representing each zone across Gbaramatu Kingdom present to deliberate on pressing matters in the Kingdom.
The GYC Mobile Parliamentarian had after much debates during its 2020 last sitting unanimously agreed to reconvene on January 16th 2021 to do justice to some of these pending issues.
This was made known to newsmen in Warri yesterday by Speaker of the Gbaramatu Youths Council Mobile Parliament, Sen. Frank Ekpemupolo, Eqs., for which copy of the statement was sent to The Liberator Newspapers.
After critically examining events that unfolded at the 2020 Gbaramatu Pere Cup, a football tournament hosted by His Royal Majesty, Aketekpe, Agadagba, Oboro Gbaraun II for scouting of players by the international footballer Christian Obodo.
The Mobile Parliament noted that some teams that represented their communities during the successful tournament erred hence such teams like Kunukunuma community football team, Oporoza community football team and Tebujor community football team should make an appearance before the Parliament on her sitting billed to hold on the 16th of January 2021.
Meanwhile, Barr. Ekpemupolo, Speaker of the Gbaramatu Youths Council Mobile Parliament had vowed to protect the sanctity of the youths in the kingdom along with all members of the parliament.
The statement reads in full below below:
Gbaramatu Youths Council mobile Parliament hold her last sitting of the year 2020. The sitting which was held on the 15th of December, 2020 also addresses the disrupting issues encountered during the Pere’s turnament hosted by the Pere of Gbaramatu kingdom Aketekpe, Agadagba, Oboro Gbaraun 11, for scouting of players by the international footballer Christian Obodo.
Amongst others, the three out of the Eleven communities that participated on the aforesaid tournament was alleged to have erred in their conducts during the period of the tournament, and it is on this premise the twenty persons GYC’s mobile Parliament in their statutory wisdom collectively resolved that the Kunukunuma community football team, Oporoza community football team and Tebujor community football team should make an appearance before the Parliament on her sitting schedule to hold on the 16th of January 2021.
The aforementioned communities football team will be afforded the opportunity to enter their defence why the disciplinary sections of the GYC’s constitution should not be enforced on them.
The Parliament is committed to her statutory duties and in ensuring a better Gbaramatu youth, the Parliament vow to put on check any erring Youths within her jurisdiction. The Parliament will not only serve as a watchdog to the GYC,s executive but to all Youths within the GYC scope.
It is important we mention here, the numbers of parliamentarians present when the above resolution was reached, and they are as follows;
• Senator Frank Emor Ekpemupolo, Esq., Speaker of the Parliament representing Okerenkoko zone,
• Sen. Ipopo Present, Clerk of the house representing Kokodiagbene and Benikrukru zone
•Sen. Ejiro Stella Bobo, representing Azama zone
• Sen. Erike Ebi Amos, representing Oporoza zone
• Sen. Omagbemi Sunday Nesley, representing Oporoza
• Sen. Ikpidi Franklin, representing Azama zone
• Sen. Binama Theophilus, representing Azama zone
• Sen. Dekawei Pere Stephen, representing Okerenkoko zone
• Sen. Mayo Wisdom, representing Ikokodiagbene/Benikrukru zone
• Sen. Toruosei Solomon Tiki, representing Kunukunuma/Kurutie zone
• Sen. Emomotimi Imoun, representing Ikokodiagbene/Benikrukru zone
• Sen. Ebimiesinde Samuel, representing Kunukunuma/Kurutie zone