Newly elected district officers of Amukpe community have been charged to render selfless service and be in harmony with the indigenes so as to achieve the noble objective of raising the district to a lofty height that will attract socio-economic and political development to the area as well as other forms of empowering the people consulting with those in government and corporate bodies in the local government.
The Duke of Amukpe District, Chief Peter Asagba, who gave the charge while swearing-in new officers to run the affairs of the community for three years, advised that for the officers to succeed, they must eschew all forms of misgiving and bitterness against one another and rather work in an assiduous manner towards achieving a common goal and also tasked the officers to effect glaring radical changes for positive development in their environment.
The swearing in ceremony which has as its chairman, Sapele Local Government Council Transition Chairman, Hon. Julius Egbedi, represented by councilor Mr. Kenneth Eyeregba saw the emergence of fourteen new officers saddled with affairs of the community for the period of 2014-2016.
Those who assume the leadership role in the Amukpe District and selected to represent the zones were, the President-General- Mr. Peter Akpovwiaghuo Smart, Vice –President Mr. Joseph Urhue, Secretary-Mr. Godday Okpako, Treasurer –Mr. Happy Asagba, Assistant Secretary-Mr. John Adede, Financial Secretary –Mr. Nigeria Olokpa and Assistant Financial Secretary- Hon Dennis Odebala. Others were:-Senior spokesman –Mr. Sampson Makpameku , Auditor –Mr. David Okoro , P.R.O Pastor Elijah Ajela, Litigation Officer-Hon Paul Umukoro , Organizing Secretary – Comrade Venture Kagbude and Welfare Officer- Mr. Love Douglas. Representatives of the four zones of Amukpe District as nominated by the Duke of Amukpe were Sir, Godfrey Komori, Sir Thomas Ogbimi, Mr. Charles Okoro and Mr. Godwin Akponajivi known as ambassadors and to play the role of sheriffs in their respective Zones for the overall development of the District. In his valedictory, the outgoing President-General Mr. Alaba Ojoh while commending the efforts of the Duke, Chief Asagba and the planning committee for a smooth handing-over.
In his acceptance speech, the newly sworn in President –General, Mr. Peter Smart solicited the cooperation of every Amukpe indigenes for meaningful development. Speaking to Journalists, the Duke of Amukpe District, Chief Peter Asagba observed that the new officers have been challenged to make a clear departure from the inadequacies of the past administration which he pointed out was characterized by ignorance, greed and arrogance, a situation.