By Binebai Princewill
The Ogbe-Ijoh Warri Kingdom structure of Ijaw Youth Council (IYC) has called on His Excellency, Sen. Dr. Ifeanyi Okowa, Governor of Delta State to urgently demarcate the disputed piece of land between Aladja and Ogbe-Ijoh communities in Udu and Warri South West Local Government Areas of Delta State.
This was contained in a statement personally signed and issued to newsmen in Warri recently by Chairman of Ijaw Youth Council (IYC) Ogbe-Ijoh Warri Kingdom, Amb. Victor Akemotubo, a copy of which was sent to The Liberator Newspapers Worldwide.
According to the Ijaw Youths, they noted that the demarcation of the disputed piece of land must be done as soon as possible by the Governor of the state to bring about permanent peace and development to the two communities.
The statement reads in full below:
Office of the Chairman of the Ijaw Youth Council (IYC) Ogbe-Ijoh Warri Clan
July 26, 2021
IYC Ogbe-Ijoh structure tasks Gov. Okowa for peace
..Says Governor Okowa should intensify efforts for the demarcation of the lingering land dispute between Ogbe-Ijoh and Aladja
The Ijaw Youth Council (IYC) Ogbe-Ijoh Clan asserts that Governor Ifeanyi Okowa should intensify efforts for the demarcation of the lingering land dispute between Ogbe-Ijoh and Aladja Communities for peace and development to thrive.
In the opinion of the IYC, Obgbe-Ijoh Warri Clan, sustainable development cannot be sustained where there are disputes. Hence, we call on the Governor of Delta State, His Excellency Senator Arthur Ifeanyi Okowa as a matter of seriousness, urgency and utmost importance to demarcate the land, which has been on dispute between Aladja in Udu local government area and that of Ogbe-Ijoh in Warri South West local government area, both of Delta State to fulfill his promise to the good people of Delta State, particularly Ogbe-Ijoh Community which happens to be the Local Government headquarters of Warri South West, and the traditional headquarters of the Ijaws of Warri South Local government area.
Governor Okowa should sustained peace between Aladja and Ogbe-Ijoh before the end of your tenure. Ogbe-Ijoh town is the host to the local government council, therefore, it is proper for Governor Okowa to call on the boundary’s adjustment committee or better still set up a proper boundary adjustment committee to expedite action on demarcating the land, because this will be the only thing the good people of Ogbe-Ijoh Warri Kingdom will remember him for. Peace is the ultimate price for development and these warring communities, thus have demonstrated that they are ready for peace [the people of Ogbe-Ijoh and Aladja]-so Governor Okowa should intensify efforts for the peace and unity of both Communities; regardless, of political interests.
The people of Ogbe-Ijoh Warri Kingdom in its entirety will continue to work for peace, proffer ideas for development of Delta State in the course of revamping and rebuilding the DELTA all DELTANS crave for.
Amb. Victor Akemotubo.
IYC Ogbe-Ijoh Warri Kingdom .