By Vera Opene
community leaders of Amukpe, in Sapele Local Government Area of Delta State, have affirmed that Eugene Inoaghan, Senior Special Assistant to Governor Ifeanyi Okowa on Special Duties is a son of Okpe Kingdom from Amukpe community, denying rumours that Inoaghan is from Warri North Local Government Area of the state.
In a statement in Sapele by the leaders, Goddey Okpako, Chief Morris Asagba and Believe Edeki, they distanced themselves from the alleged document being circulated to mislead the people and to distract Inoaghan from concentrating on the forthcoming council elections where he has emerged as the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, flag bearer in the council.
They said that they never signed any document against Inoaghan, adding that the authors of the document were intimidated by the profile of Inoaghan, who is likely to be the chairman of the council, even as they pledged their continued support for him.
Chief Asagba, an elder of the family, said “Eugene’s grandfather and father are from here and they were buried here in Amukpe.”