By Festus Ahon, ASABA
Delta North Traditional Rulers Forum, yesterday, said zoning of the state governorship on senatorial basis would guarantee peace, sanctity, sanity, equity and sustained unity in diversity among the people in the three senatorial districts in the state.
The forum in a statement after an executive meeting of the forum in Asaba by one of its executive members and the Obi of Abavo, HRM Uche Irenuma, said it would not go back on its stand on zoning of the 2023 governorship of the state on senatorial basis.
The monarchs in the statement, said: “We will continue to maintain our stand on rotation on the basis of senatorial districts. The forum will not join issues with anybody or groups on the matter.
“We have taken a stand for the sake of peaceful coexistence among all the stakeholders in the state. The forum respects the opinion and views of other stakeholders in the state and we expect others to respect our stand as well.
“We do not want to over stretch this matter. The beauty of discussions is that we are all free to express our views but it will be left for Deltans to make their choice. We stand by our chairman and leadership under HRM Chike Edozien.
“We enjoin other stakeholders in the state to respect our position. Moving forward, we want to start reaching out to our counterparts in other senatorial districts for us to harmonise/agree permanently on this position, so it won’t be an item of debate in future.
“Hopefully, we shall be meeting with Delta Central Traditional Rulers Forum by weekend at Asagba’s palace, Asaba, to hear their views on this matter. There after, we will meet the Delta South Traditional Rulers Forum as well and hear their views too because the zoning on senatorial bases has and will continue to guarantee peace, sanctity, sanity, equity and sustained unity in diversity among the people in the three senatorial districts in the state.”