By Binebai Princewill
It is a new dawn for all Ijaws living in Udu, Udu Local Government Area of Delta State as His Royal Majesty, King Etopo Warewini Arikawei, paramount ruler of Umbi Kingdom in Burutu Local Government Area of Delta State crowned Capt. Wilson as prime minister of all the Ijaws in Udu.
King Etopo while crowning the first ever prime minister of the Ijaws in Udu Local Government Area admonished the organisers of the event as wonderful and purpose driven people, stressing that 2019 is actually ending on a good note.
While crowning Capt. Wilson on behalf of Etopo, Chief Alex Enekorogha noted that the crowning is important as the prime minister will become the rallying point of Ijaws and their peaceful Urhobo neighbours in Udu should there be any issue in the near future, stressing that the act is a welcome development.
It would be recalled that the first ever Ijaw prime minister Capt. Wilson Aranta hails from both Ogulagha and Gbaramatu Kingdoms in Burutu Local Government Area and Warri South West Local Government Areas of Delta State.
However, the massive event is hosted by Ijaw Council in Udu on behalf of all Ijaws in Udu Local Government Area at Peabody Hotel as Ijaw music Icon Alfred Jking entertains audience to maximum satisfaction.
High point of the event was when the Urhobos of Udu and Aladja turned out massively for the event as they entertains the paramount ruler of Obotebe/Umbi Kingdom who had come to grace the historic event.
In his reaction, the Ijaw representative in Udu, Capt. Wilson noted that the Ijaws and Urhobos are one and would continue to remain one, stressing that he will use all avenues available to him to sustain and cement the relationship between the Ijaws and Urhobos in Udu.
What the crowning of Capt. Wilson as prime minister potends to Ijaws living in Udu Local Government Area is that he is to oversee their activities for his entire lifetime as prime minister of Ijawsin Udu.
The Liberator Newspaper can report that Peabody is currently filled to the brim as Ijaws from all works of life filed out in their numbers in Udu and beyond to grace the epoch making occasion.
Jking’s current performance is becoming unmatchable as Ijaw women and men are now losing control owing to his scintillating display.
Some of the dignitaries include His Excellency, Amb. Anthony Ebitonmo Alapala, Hon. Matthew Opara, the President general of Ovwian, Udu Kingdom in Udu Local Government Area, Chief Promise Lawuru, Amb. Amos Doutimi, Hon. Simeone Bebenimibo, Comr. Timiebi Yanki, Comr. Kelvin Perekeme, Gen. Aroni Oputu, Niger Delta human rights activists, women groups with the host of others too numerous to mention.