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Isoko South legislative arm resolves rift

UGHELLI—THE crisis that engulfed legislative arm of Isoko South local government council in Delta State has been resolved, with Mr. Blessing Ese subsequently being elected as leader of the House.

Others elected includes, Mrs.Beatrice Igogo, Deputy Leader, Mr. Reuben Idama, Majority Leader, Mr. Peter Sylvanus, Deputy Majority Leader, Mr. Henry Iviero, Chief Whip and Mr. Kingsley Obeidhoko, Deputy Chief Whip.

Speaking during the reconciliation meeting, Chairman of the council, Chief Askia Ogieh, said the peaceful resolution of the crisis would further engender sustainable development in the local government area.

Ogieh urged the councillors to extend their hands of fellowship to the executive arm and eschew bitterness, adding that in unity they would move the area and its citizenry forward.

He appealed to them to put their differences behind them and come together genuinely for the overall interest of their people.

According to Ogieh, the council will be governed by the principle of separation of powers and thanked God and the leaders of the area for stepping into the matter.

Fielding questions from newsmen at the end of the meeting which was held at the council’s Legislative House, a member of Delta State House of Assembly, Sir Tim Owhefere enjoined the councillors to shun acts that were capable of breaking the unity of the House.

In his post-election speech, the leader of the House, Mr. Blessing Ese, implored the councillors to strive to embrace peace and dialogue in their desire to give their people adequate representation and expressed gratitude to God for the settlement of the crisis.

Ese thanked all those who participated in the resolution of the crisis, and the councillors for accepting the peace process.


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