The leadership of Edion in- Council and Elders & Leaders of Otor-Udu Community of Udu Local Government Area, Delta State, has condemned and refutes a purported report of leadership tussle looming in the community.
The a statement saying that, the executives of the Otor-Udu Community led-by Comr. Sopian Dominic, as the president and its exco’s tenure extension remains intact.
The Okpakor- Orere of Otor-Udu Community, a chairman of Edion –in council Pa, Peter Kosie and Chief Oresiri Kpomah, a Community elder, who made this statement while reacting to the a publication The Urhobo Vioce newspaper, dated March,12 , 2018, Page 13 captioned.”
Victor Sodje emerges as OtorUdu community chairman, pending when election are to be conducted also credit to Mr. Victor Sodje as chairman” has been described as falsehood illegal, malicious, criminal and fake leadership in Otor-Udu community.
Kosie said Otor-Udu Community, “arising from the community emergence meeting held on Saturday dated , 11th November, 2017 wherein the incumbent executives Committee led-by Comrade Sopian Dominic who pleaded on behalf of it committee for an extension of the tenure to enable them accomplish the terms of the agreement/communiques in OtorUdu Peace Accord.”
A committee was then set up to look into their request of the Executives committee, which includes all the elders, ( 4) four senior, Youth, ( 4) four Junior Youth, two community spokesman, includes women all signatories to the Peace accord and with a one week to come out with a resolution that “the committee has pa’ Peter Kosie, the Okpako –Orere of Otor- Udu Community and the Chairman of Edion in -council as chairman and MR A .C O Bekaaren as recorder at the end of the committee meeting an additional Six (6) month was added to the tenure of the executive committee with effect from 1st January 2018 till further notice for the perfections of the Peace Accord before handing over to the successive executives committee to pilot the affair of the community.”
He said the led-administration of Com. Sopian Dominic in OtorUdu Community still intact till further notice.
Saying that, the so – called caretaker committee who parading themselves as purported new six (6) man committee to administer the community are not recognized and they don’t know them. He described them as trouble maker and they are charade caretaker committee in Otor-Udu Community.
While Lamented that, Mr Victor sodje with his purported Six Men committee to approached the to court over tenure elongation of the OtorUdu Committee leadership led – by Comr. Sopian Dominic does not follow and its seems they are not aware of what is going on in the community because they don’t know anything about the Community.
(Pa’ Oksie,) warn them to stop parading themselves and desist from self imposition of self leadership in OtorUdu Community, saying that leadership is not by force , “we do not recognized them and they cannot represent them at anywhere on earth,”
“They should stop parading themselves as purported acting caretakers Committee in Otor-Udu Community and anywhere in Urhobo nation.”