By Charles Kumolu
The Akugbene-Mein Traditional Chiefs Council in Bomadi Local Government Area of Delta State, has called on the Federal Government to urgently implement the 16-point agenda on the development of the Niger Delta in appreciation of the commitment of the leaders of the region to peace.
It also urged the state government to site more projects in riverine areas as a way of reciprocating the block votes given to the state governor, Senator Ifeanyi Okowa, in the 2015 governorship election.
A communiqué at the end of its quarterly general meeting held at the palace of His Royal Majesty, Pere S.P. Luke, Kalanama VIII, in Akugbene-Mein, the monarchs hailed the renovation of Ogriagbene General Hospital, and the award of a contract for the connection of the council to the national grid.
The communiqué reads: “The council calls on all sons and daughters of the kingdom to support without equivocation, the government of Delta State in the area of peace-building, in order to attract development to the kingdom. The meeting also called on the sons and daughters of the kingdom, who aspire to vie for political offices in the forthcoming general election, to play by the rules in order not to heat up the polity.
“The council appeals to sons and daughters of the kingdom to participate in the extended voters’ registration exercise in order to make the desired change meaningful.
“The council further calls for unity amongst sons and daughters of the kingdom as unity breeds peaceful co-existence which will further attract developmental projects from the government.’’