HRM Obi of Owa Kingdom, Dr. Emmanuel Efeizomor II, and Chairman, Delta State Council of Traditional Rulers.
Traditional rulers in Delta North today, Friday May 29, 2020 summoned its elected sons and daughters at the National Assembly and the House of Assembly to a meeting with them to tell them what, as elected legislators, they are doing to bring an end to the challenge of insecurity that is plaguing communities of the Senatorial District.
The traditional rulers who met at the palace of the Obi of Owa, Dr. Emmanuel Efeizomor 11, Obi of Owa, who is also the Chairman, Delta State Council of Traditional Rulers stated that the summon to their elected subjects in the National Assembly and the state House of Assembly became necessary because they want to know the things these representatives of the people are doing to help ease the insecurity situation that has become daunting in the Delta North communities.
Obi Efeizomor who spoke at the end of the monarch’s closed door meeting told the audience that included journalists and vigilante men involved in community policing, thanked the vigilante men for the enormous work they are doing, and commended Governor Ifeanyi Okowa also for his efforts at containing the spate of insecurity being experienced by the people.
The monarch said: “Delta State is a peace loving state and we are not going to war with anybody.
“Those who have put up camps in our bushes are doing so against our wishes. And we are calling on such people to come out from the bush and come and live in the community where the people live.
“Those who love Delta State, those who want the people of Delta state to live in peace, this is the time for them to come out and show them their support.”
In attendance at the meeting of the traditional rulers were: HRM Obi Emmanuel Efeizomor II, obi of Owa Kingdom; HRM Obi Kikachukwu of Ubulu-Unor;HRM Barrister Jonathan Kenegide, the Ogene of Ibedeni; HRM Obi Osadume II, Obi of Igbodo Kingdom; HRM Obi Charles Anyasi II, the Obi of Idumuje-Unor; HRM Obi David Ogbudu, the Obi of Atuma; HRM Obi Chukwumalieze, Obi of Onicha-Ugbo; HRM Obi Henry Jegbefume, the Obi of Akumazi; HRM Obi Louis Nwaoboshi, the Obi of Ibusa; HRM Dein Benjamin Keagborekuzi, the Dein of Agbor Kingdom; HRM Obi Ijeh Jideuwa, Obi of Issele-Azagba; HRM Obi Nduka Ezeagwuna, the Obi of Isele-Uku Kingdom and HRM Michael Mbanefo Ogbolu, the Ugoani of Okpanam.
The summon to the elected legislators by the monarchs is coming at a time observers have written off the legislators for what is perceived as their lukewarm and seeming nonchalance to the plight of the people that elected them into their positions as legislators in the wake of the suffocating challenge of insecurity, kidnappings and other crimes that the people of the communities they represent are passing through.
The electorates are displeased with the legislators who neither bring motions on insecurity for debate on the floors of their chambers, neither have they even supported calls by the governor for the intervention of the presidency in the matter.
To observers, the legislators only concern themselves with pursuing personal interests while those by whose grace they are in their legislative chambers live in agony of insecurity.