By Emma Arubi
WARRI â€” THE people of Ojobo community in Delta State have commended Governor Emmanuel Uduaghan for giving consent to their desire for a new Gbesa Kingdom.
They also assured the state government of their continued loyalty and peaceful disposition.
The community was recently given the nod to put in process machinery towards actualising the creation of Gbesa Kingdom from their present Oporomor Kingdom.
Deputy Governor, Prof. Amos Agbe Utuama, who presided over a tripartite state security meeting at Government House Annex, Warri, yesterday, charged them to follow due process of application to all the relevant authorities, from the Ministry of Local Government and Chieftaincy Affairs, Justice Ministry, to the office of the Deputy Governor for processing.
The security meeting had in attendance Burutu local government council chairman, Frank Zuokumor; Ojobo community chairman, Mr. Ekpotuayenri Tulla;Â Chiefs Gabriel Ande, Roland Magada, Appeal Baro, Tony Ebikaemi and Lucy Brisibe.
Others were Chiefs Walter Bamowei, Omorunmowei Asadoumo, Zipude Magada, Peretoro Ebizibor, Hausa Walter, Bomowei, Mr. Egbuku Oroso and Prince Agbero Tungbowei.
Ojobo people had accused the monarch of ruling from exile for too long, and also vilified him for fomenting trouble with a neighbouring Egrangbene community.
They argued that his reign had divided rather bring unity amongst the people, beside not rendering account of his stewardship since he ascended the throne.