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Aladja/Ogbe Ijoh crisis: Okwagbe urges Otuaro, Igbuya to end crisis

By Simon Adewale

Olorogun Okiemute Oviri Okwagbe, a Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) stalwart in Delta State has called on  Barrister Kingsley Otuaro, the Deputy Governor of Delta State and Rt. Hon. Chief Monday Ovwigho Igbuya, Speaker, Delta State House of Assembly to use their good offices to broker peace between the warring Aladja community of Urhobo ethnic nationality in Udu Local Government Area and Ogbe-Ijoh community of Ijaw ethnic nationality in Warri South West LGA, Delta State.

Olorogun Okwagbe, who spoke at Orhomuru Orogun during the burial ceremony of  the late iconic legal jurist, Chief James Omo-Agege expressed deep concern over the protracted squabble between the people of Aladja and Ogbe-Ijoh who have been neighbours for years.

Harping on peace as a veritable tool for growth and development in any society, Olorogun Okwagbe emphasized the urgent need for both the Deputy Governor and the Hon. Speaker to use their influence to speak to their kiths and kin to sheathe their swords and continue living together as one people.

Okwagbe, further added that the Oye people  are expected to use their diversity as a source of strength, instead of using it as a source of weakness and discord.



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