Uvwie traditional leaders yesterday, blacklisted and placed a curse on the Uvwie Local Government (LG) Vice Chairman, Mr. Daniel Ighedo and four others for allegedly exposing the office of HRM Emmanuel E. Sideso, Abe 1, JP OON, the Ovie of Uvwie Kingdom and the traditional institutions to public ridicule.
Others sanctioned were the former LG. Vice Chairman, Newyear Iffie, Moses Terry Ariuruje, Gabriel Ariuruje and Onajite Awinoron.
The Uvwie people and friends of the Uvwie Kingdom were also told to desist from associating with the culprits otherwise the wrath of the gods will also visit them.
The sanction will remain until the affected persons purged themselves traditionally of the allegations against them.
The meeting was presided over by the Unuevworo of Alegbor, Chief Hope Akasa, the President General of Uvwie General Improvement Union (UGIU), Chief Hope Erute and attended by stakeholders from the traditional council, Youths and quarter leaders as well as women leaders and Chief Priests from various deities in Uvwie Kingdom.
Before the decision was taken, each group was told to speak on the crisis breeding in the Kingdom whereby, the culprits opposed the decision of the Uvwie Traditional Council which was earlier supported by the Delta state government, that in order to sustain the peace, particularly in Ekpan, the tenure-ship position of Community Liasion Officers (CLOs) and Ekpan Development Committee (EDC) should not be more than three years to promote harmony in the community.
The accused persons opposed the decision while some of them, lobbied their friends in the government to overturn government earlier decision on tenure-ship to favour them in complete contempt for the government’s report, headed by Chief Edwin Uzor (JP), former Special Adviser, to the governor on peace and conflict resolution, which declared that “the current Community Liaison Officers (C.L.O) and Community Relations Committee(CRC) members have served long enough and are given up till 30th September 2020 to wind up their activities and accordingly, vacate office on the date 30th September 2020. Within this period, the community should appoint replacement for them through the Unuevworo of the various quarter in consonance with the EDC chairman.”
The culprits were also alleged to have made damaging and unfounded accusations against the traditional institution resulting to the Delta state police commissioner inviting the reverence Ovie of Uvwie Kingdom and the attendant court which they elect to be parties.