Hon. Pere Daniel Ezekiel, who is the SSA to the Delta State Governor, Sen. Dr. Ifeanyi Arthur Okowa on Security Matters. Has congratulated the Newly elected Chairman of the Warri North Local Government Area of the State, Hon. Smart Asekutu. On his victory as the first Ijaw Local Government Chairman of the LGA.
Hon. Ezekiel expressed his felicitation via a press statement signed by him, on Friday the 12th March, 2021. Of which a copy was sent to Coastal Times News.
The SSA in the statement, Congratulated the latest and first ever Ijaw Local Government Chairman of Warri North. For his boldness, perseverance, courage and subsequent victory as the Chairman of the LGA.
The SSA on that note, thanked God Almighty, for hearing the prayers of the Ijaws, and bringing to pass their earnest desire. And prayed that the good Lord pour on the Chairman the needed wisdom and understanding, to lead the entire people of Warri North to a greater height.
Moving further, Hon. Daniel Ezekiel commended the Executive Governor of the State, Sen. Dr. Ifeanyi Okowa. For not only facilitating, but playing a major role both Politically and otherwise. To ensure that the political differences and others between the two dominant tribes of the LGA, ( Ijaw & Itsekiri ) are been settled.
The SSA who is fondly called the “ALUTA SSA”. As well extended his gratitude to the Niger Delta Freedom Fighter, High Chief Government Oweizide Ekpemupolo, popularly known as Tompolo, whom he described as the greatest Freedom Fighter to come out of the entire Niger Delta Region. For his immeasurable and unquantifiable contributions towards bringing this most desired vision of the Ijaws of the LGA to pass.
The most proactive and vibrant Hon. Ezekiel went further by thanking the leaders of Warri North LGA, in the persons of, Alhaji Emmanuel Omoko, Hon. Michael Diden, Hon. Godwin Ebosa, Hon. Thomas Eriyetomi and several others both from the Itsekiri and Ijaw axis. For deeming it fit to cultivate this seed of peace between the Ijaws and Itsekiris of the LGA. Thereby making this long anticipated desire and vision of the Ijaws of the LGA a reality.
He also asserted that, this peace which has been established in the LGA, means a lot to the entire Ijaw Nation, as it does to the Itsekiri Nation. As such, admonished both the Ijaws and Itsekiris within and outside the LGA. To leverage on this peace, and employ measures that will protect and sustain the Peace amongst the two Nations. In order to further enhance a Peaceful Coexistence.
In His Words:
” Peace is indeed priceless, base on this universal adage. I say a big congratulations to Hon. Smart Asekutu, a. k. a man of history. The Executive Chairman Warri North Local Government Area of Delta State”.
“What seemed like impossibility that was about tearing Ijaws and Itsekiris of the area apart, through violence was methodically and diplomatically resolved through the charismatic leadership of my boss, Senator Dr. Ifeanyi Okowa to the delight of all”.
“Am using this medium to call on the first Ijaw man to hold reign of leadership to see his position as a greater call to duty. Which must be born in unifying all the people of the local government into one bond, regardless of ethnic group or status they belong to”.
Yes, l know that expectation is high, but l believe with wisdom from God, you shall deliver on your mandate.
“This press statement will not be complete if l fail to recognize the tireless efforts of High Chief Government Ekpemupolo, Alhaji Emmanuel Omoko, Hon. Micheal Diden, Hon. Godwin Ebosa, Hon. Thomas Eriyetomi and several other leaders from both Itsekiri and Ijaw axis. Who made this arrangement a reality and success, that GOD of peace will not depart from your homes”.
“To all the councilors, you must roll on your sock for the service of your various wards”.
Once again, I say Congratulations.