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Community sacks royal father, CDC

By Emma Amaize
YENAGOA— LETUGBENE community in Ekeremor local government area of Bayelsa state has been thrown into predicament following the sacking of the traditional ruler, His Royal Highness, Stephen French Tume by the elders, leaders and people of the town over alleged unethical conducts and disagreement with his  leadership style.

Besides the royal father, the chairman of the Letugbene Community Development Committee (CDC), Benson Dodoru and members of his executive were also sent packing on similar grounds, while a new caretaker committee, headed by Gabriel Aperebor had been inaugurated.

Among those who endorsed the dissolution were the Caresaiwe of Iduwini kingdom and Resolution chairman, Chief Victor Fazei, secretary, Mr. Romeo Zimone, Elders Newyear Beinyanzigha, Gabriel Aperebor, John Agbolo and Job Igbome.

The caretaker committee members are Gabriel Aperebor (chairman), Romeo Zimone (secretary), Louis Boukeme (vice chairman), Ajasco Ideinbofa (financial secretary), Apostle Gerebofawei (assistant secretary) and Godday Iyourofagbene (treasurer).

At the moment, the development has created tension in the community and also divided the people into two factions, but, a former chairman of the community, Mr. Jude Boukeme who spoke to Vanguard on phone, yesterday, called on the warring factions to resolve the dispute amicably.


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