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Community, Delta Assembly on war path

By Emma Arubi
WARRI—THE  Council of Chiefs of Ogbolubiri-Mein Kingdom and a community leader, Mr. Daniel Pereware in Burutu Local Government Area of Delta State,  has threatened to drag the State House of Assembly to court,  whenever it commences the process of installing one Johnbull Polokowei as the King-elect, insisting that the action would amount to meddling in the traditional affairs of the people and igniting crisis in the kingdom.

The House had, recently allegedly agreed to Chief Polokowei, as the rightful heir to the throne,  following what was termed “undue influence on the House by the Chairman of the House Committee on Public Petition, who they accused of having a personal interest in the matter as a son of the land.”

According to Mr. Pereware, the crisis rocking the Kingdom has assumed a dangerous dimension with the purported action of the state House of Assembly, noting that “kingship issues are purely traditional and not political.”

He appealed to Governor Emmanuel Uduaghan to invite all parties involved in the dispute to a round table discussion so as to settle the matter amicably, adding  “the unbiased truth is that Mr. Perekowei was not unanimously chosen by the people of Gbekebor commmunity but by only a hand full of a selfish cabal,  bent on  disrupting the peaceful co-existence of the people of Ogbolubiri-Mein Kingdom.”


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