By Festus Ahon
ASABA—Delta State government has warned those fanning the embers of disunity in the state to stop, insisting that it would not tolerate individuals or group of persons wanting to disrupt the peace and unity existing among indigenes and non-indigenes in the state.
A member of the state Advisory and Peace Building Council and Chairman of Non-Indigenes in the state, Chief Joseph Ikhena, gave the warning when the leadership of Ohanaeze Ndigbo in Delta Central senatorial district paid him a courtesy visit.
He charged Ohanaeze members in the state not to allow leadership pursuit to disunite them.
Noting that non-indigenes would be carried along in political appointments and others, he explained that the state government had enjoyed enormous support from non-indigenes, especially during the elections.
Ikhena said: “Non-indigenes must remain united because without unity, there is no strength,” stressing that they had been made part and parcel of governance due to the favourable disposition of the Governor Ifeanyi Okowa’s administration and their contributions to the existing peace and unity in the state.
Appreciating their role during the elections, he said: “Your support for the governor should not end with the election, but must continue so that we all will enjoy the dividends of democracy in the state.”