By Emma Amaize
WARRIâ€”POLITICAL and community leaders in Oshimili North Local Government Area of Delta state have called for aÂ confab of stakeholders from both the South and North axis of the area toÂ Â dialogue and agree on an equitable power sharing formula among the communities, saying the present arrangement was dominated by one community.
One of the leaders, Chief Peter Dunkwu,Â who spoke at the re-launch of Octopus Social Club at Okpanam, weekend, said a situation where only Ibusa community appropriated five out of the 10 wards in the area, while Akwukwu-Igbo, Illah, Ebu, Ukala and Okpanam communities have the remaining five wards was unacceptable.
Commending the organizers for the re-launch of the club, he said the political configuration was not acceptable to the aforementioned five communities and the imbalance should be quickly redressed to make room for good governance.
A former deputy chairman of the local government, Chief Tony Ogbo who alsoÂ graced the occasionÂ Â called on the members of the club to hold tenaciously to theirÂ aspirations, as by so doing, they would be able to create an enabling awareness in the state and beyond on the level of injustice in the local government.
On his part, the pioneer PDP chairman in the area, Chief Felix Ndukwe lamented the state of affairs in the northern part of the local government and called on the leaders from the area to be honest in their political dealings and also shun politics of bitterness.
He said there was need for the people of the people to converge in a club like Octopus since the part of its objective was to unite the people and create a formidable platform that would be used to frontally tackle their common problems.
Founder of the club, Mr. Louis Ndukwe in his address said the club was not a political party but an arena for the people to pool their ideas together to fight for their collective, adding that it was ready to partner with any genuine â€“headed person in both the north and south divide, who share in the ideas and vision of the club.