The Amanyanabo of Ogoloma Kingdom, King E. Obudibo and that of Okochiri Kingdom, King Ateke Mchael Tom have charged chiefs and community leaders in Okrika to forget their differences and work towards the unity and advancement of the area.
The kings who said this in separate addresses, at the inauguration and swearing-in ceremony of executives of the Okrika Divisional Council of Chiefs (DDCC) in the area, said that the unity and development of the Okrika nation should be the paramount interest of all community leaders in the area.
The Ogoloma monarch whose address was read by Chief Levi T.I. Alalibo, said that though, there was few cases of misunderstanding observed between and among our people, we shall come together and seek for the needed solution for such issues in the soonest possible time.
“This is because we the people of Kirike-bese need peace, unity and more development “
King Obudibo also called on them to ensure the adoption of traditional means in the resolution of the Ado Royal stool crisis which is still suffering from litigation.
On his part, the Amanyanabo of Okochiri Kingdom, King Ateke Michael Tom, said that the recognition of many chieftaincy stools in the Okrika nation has turned around the fortunes of the people for good.
“I am also to express my delight to the chiefs of this generation in Okrika. It is during your era that the traditional stools of the people of Wakrike were upgraded to produce more kings who have been admitted into the Rivers State Council of Traditional Rulers” King Tom said.
Earlier, the chairman of the Okrika Divisional Council of Chiefs (ODCC) Chief Sunday K.A.T. Kala-o”, wolo said that the council under his watch would work towards the promotion of unity and peace in Okrika Kingdom.
The ODCC chairman also drew the attention of the chiefs to the activities of some chiefs who were planning to cause disaffection, division, and hatred with a view to achieving their aims.
He said that his council was extending an olive branch to all chiefs in the area to move the Okrika nation forward.
Incest Cases Worry FIDA
International Federation of Women Lawyers (FIDA) in the State, has raised an alarm over the increase of incest in the State.
The Acting Chairman of FIDA in the State, Nnenna Igbokwe told newsmen that the organisation discovered this during their sensitisation programme about the VAAP Law.
Igbokwe said at least three of the incest cases are before court of competent jurisdiction.
The Acting FIDA Chairman also said that the accused especially, fathers use threat to silence cases of incest in their family.
She however, advised security agencies to do due diligence in their investigation of the incest matters.
Banigo Receives MWAN’s President-Elect
The State Deputy Governor and foundation member of Medical Women Association of Nigeria (MWAN), Dr. Ipalibo Harry Banigo, has received the new MWAN’s, National President-elect, Prof. Rosemary Ogu.
The Deputy Governor received Prof Ogu in her office at Government House, Port Harcourt, and congratulated the team on the victory.
She also presented gifts to the National President-elect.
Earlier, the 22nd National President-elect of Medical Women Association of Nigeria, Prof Romary Ogu had promised to work hard to take the association to enviable heights.
In another development, the State Deputy Governor, Dr. Ipalibo Harry Banigo, has also received her 22nd MWAN Biennial Conference registration materials from Dr Vetty Agala, the President of MWAN in the State
The Tide reports that the State delegation included MWAN’s, Rivers State Founder/Initiator, Dr Bernadette Korubo, a life member of the association, Dr Nnesochi Offor who is also another life member, past President of the State, past National Treasurer and MWAN mentor 2021.
Other delegates led by the State President, Dr Vetty Agala were Dr Obelebra Adebiyi, immediate past State Chairman of Nigeria Medical Association and past President, MWAN, Rivers State, Dr Ibimonye Porbeni, the immediate past MWAN President in the State and Dr Ireju Ajie, the Secretary of MWAN in the State.
The State branch of MWAN will be hosting the 23rd biennial conference in September, 2023.
LG Boss Orders Fresh Election Processes In Community
As the build up to the Krakrama Youths Association’s election gathers momentum, the Chairman of Asari-Toru Local Government Area, Hon. Onengiyeofori George, has sued for peace amongst parties.
The Tide learnt that security intelligence from the Krakrama community revealed that rancour and crisis were looming as a result of the forthcoming youth election in the community thus, if treated with levity may degenerate into a crisis situation in the community.
Sequel to the impending fracas allegedly caused by the pre-election irregularities, the Asari- Toru Local Government Area boss in line with his constitutional duty of maintaining peace and order as the Chief Security Officer in the Local Government Area has ordered for a fresh start of the process.
Speaking in a meeting with the Amanyanabo of Krakrama Community, King Iwari Gibson Bala, the CDC Chairman, Comrade Victor Membere and the outgoing Youth President of Krakrama Youth Association, Comrade Ikalaso Tomitamunoa, the Council boss ordered for the nullification of the Electoral Commitee appointed by the outgoing executives of the Krakrama Youth Association.
He further asked the Amanyanabo of Krakrama Community to liaise with the relevant stakeholders to appoint a credible, neutral and acceptable Electoral Committee that will oversee the elections.
Moreover, the Council Chairman directed that the aspirants who had purchased forms already still stand as status quo still remains.
For fairness, the new Electoral Committee to be appointed has been directed to give one week of grace to aspirants for continuous sale of forms.
By: Theresa Frederick & Wokoma Emmanuel
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