By Festus Ahon & Ochuko Akuopha
OLEH—WOMEN wing of Isoko Development Union, IDU, has protested against warring Igbide and Okpolo-Enwhe communities in Isoko South Local Government Area, Delta State, demanding an end to hostilities.
Tagged “Together Igbide, Enwhe, Okpolo For Peace”, the protest rally which took the women to the palaces of the Ovie of Igbide, HRM Edward Obukeni, Odio-Ologbo of Okpolo-Enhwe, HRM Samuel Otide and the Ovie of Enwhe, HRM Anthony Efekodha, was part of activities to mark the 2017 World Day of Peace.
Speaking during the rally, its initiator, Senator Stella Omu, noted that dialogue was a better antidote to disagreement than war.
Stressing the need for women to be diligent in displaying leadership and instilling discipline on their children and families, Omu reiterated that mothers were the pillars of society.
According to her, world peace could only be achieved through tolerance and collective resolution and held that peace was a major catalyst for development.
Earlier, in her remarks, IDU Women Wing President, Ambassador Caroline Usikpedho, said: “Together we must denounce war and crisis which only result in destruction. Let us pledge peace, let us build bridges and transform fear into hope.”