By Emma Amaize
WARRI â€” A group, Patriotic Movement of Burutu Local Government Area of Delta State, has called on Ijaw national leader, Chief Edwin Clark, Minister of State for Niger-Delta, Elder Godsay Orubebe and other Ijaw leadersÂ to call to order chairman of Burutu Local Government Council.
The group, in a statement signed by its president, Comrade Napoleon Kenere-kedi, and six others, also drew the attention of ex-militant leader, Chief Government Ekpemukpolo, member of Delta State House of Assembly, representing the area, Solomon Funkeke-me, House of Representa-tives member, Tamarautare Brisbe, Engineer Frank Enekorogha, P. Y. Biakpara, Asupa Forteta and Braduce Angozi, to the purported mal-administration of the council by the chairman.
According to the group, â€œit is with tears and deep sorrow we are calling on the state government and leaders from Burutu Local Government to intervene immediately without delay.
â€œSince the inception of Frank Zuokumor, the executive chairman of Burutu council, what had almost seemed to be a brighter future for everyone, both old and young, has suddenly turned into a dark world.â€
The group claimed that the chairman stayed more outside the local government area, adding that his absence has affected the local government economically and otherwise, especially in terms of development.
â€œBurutu as the headquar-ters has not experienced any form of development, from a local government that can be rated among the first four richest local governments in the state.â€
The only form of development the people of Burutu have experienced or achieved is a road construction, which has turned a road of destruction, because after destroying the former road, the council chairman has refused to do something about it for six to seven months running,â€ the group lamented.