The Ogbe-Ijoh Warri Kingdom structure of Ijaw Youth Council (IYC) have stated that it has lost confidence on His Excellency, Sen. Dr. Ifeanyi Okowa, Governor of Delta State on his inability to resolve the lingering crises rocking the people of Ogbe-Ijoh and Aladja communities in Delta State under his watch as chief security officer of the state.
This was contained in a statement personally signed and issued to newsmen in Warri recently by Amb. Victor Akemotubo, Chairman IYC Ogbe-Ijoh Warri kingdom, a copy of which was sent to The Liberator Newspapers Worldwide.
The statement had also accused the Governor for allegedly being the major reason behind the festering crises, stressing that it is all due to his inability to take proactive steps in ending the crises.
The statement reads below:
25th November, 2021
Ogbe-Ijoh/ Aladja Conflict: Gov. Ifeanyi A. Okowa is the problem, IYC Ogbe-Ijoh
…says International Criminal Court should investigate Gov. Okowa as an accomplice to war crimes and crimes against humanity…..
The Ijaw Youth Council (IYC) Ogbe-Ijoh Warri Kingdom has accused Delta State Gov., Senator Dr. Ifeanyi A Okowa as the problem of the resurgence age-long communal crisis between Ogbe-Ijoh and Aladja Communities.
In the opinion of IYC, Ogbe-Ijoh Warri Kingdom, Gov. Okowa who has an adopted son from Aladja Community has been playing deaf ears to the dismay and detriment of Ogbe-Ijoh people. Hence, we urge the International Criminal Court to formally begin war crimes and crimes against humanity by Gov. Ifeanyi Okowa whom the people of Ogbe-Ijoh Warri Kingdom has totally lost confidence on. We have a classified information to substantiate our claim because the Chairman of Udu Local Government Area, Hon. Jite Brown who is from Aladja, arrogantly said that he is an adopted son of Gov. Okowa, therefore, he can do anything without being questioned in the State, particularly to this ongoing conflict.
Aladja Community has perpetually attacked Ogbe-Ijoh in the early morning of Saturday and Sunday respectively while a similar premeditated attack was carried out on Wednesday with the help of state backed resources. We are not oblivious that the entire Urhobo Nation, and indeed its political office holders, as well as Gov. Okowa are solely behind Aladja people.
Furthermore, we urge President Buhari, the National Assembly and of course Amnesty International to take note of the ongoing pogrom orchestrated by Gov. Okowa in collaboration with Aladja people against Ogbe-Ijoh people.
Gov. Okowa is not an Aladja man, but his adopted son Hon. Jite Brown who is from Aladja has flagrantly said no one can question him in the State. Thus, it suffices to ask that if, Gov. Okowa single-handedly returned Hon Jite Brown as the Local Government Council Chairman to perfect this nefarious and evil plan?
It is a question, Gov. Okowa will deny, but Hon. Jite Brown has exonerated us by answering our question, claiming to be an adopted son of the Governor.
We want the world to be aware of this, and we will do everything to resist this mischievous and satanic plan.
Amb. Victor Akemotubo
Chairman IYC Ogbe-Ijoh Warri kingdom