Uvwie: The Ovie of Uvwie kingdom, HRM Emmanuel Sideso, Abe I, has applauded the developmental strides of immediate past governor of the state, Dr. Emmanuel Uduaghan and his immense contributions recorded in Uvwie while he held sway as governor.
Uvwie monarch, while speaking during his 10th coronation anniversary celebration at his palace, eulogized the former governor saying, “It will be inhuman not to appreciate the work he did for his people as governor of Delta State.
“He was able to forestall peace particularly in Uvwie and its environs which in turn made business and commercial activities thrive.”
The Royal Father also thanked the former governor for finding Uvwie worthy to have hosted Shoprite, popularly called Delta City Mall, noting that the gains of Shoprite to the Uvwie people cannot be thrown away with a wave of the hand.
“It therefore will be a great disservice if after all the contribution to his people by the former Governor is not recognized,” he stated.
His words: “Asamaigor, I have been looking for an avenue to say thank you and today, I think is the best time.
You did well and God will continue to bless and reward you particularly for being the first governor to have appointed an Uvwie man in the person of Otomewo as Attorney General of Delta State and above all, for building the edifice I currently occupy for a palace through DESOPADEC.
“We will continue to honour you from time to time and pray that God grant you all your heart desires as you aspire.”
Uduaghan in his response thanked the monarch and the people of Uvwie for remembering him for such honour and enjoined them to continue to be peaceful and law abiding people stressing that which is the only way for more development to be attracted and sustained in the area.
Hon. Onoyake added that “I have always told Uvwie people, especially the youths to remain calm for development to take place; because when there is peace, investors can really come in.”
While congratulating the monarch on his coronation anniversary celebration, he opined that the kingdom has not witnessed a massive celebration like this before.
“The commissioning of our permanent palace makes this year’s anniversary celebration unique. “Since the beginning of the programme three days ago, I have always resumed in the palace and closed there. That shows that there is a cordial relationship between the council and the palace by working together to make Uvwie great ,” he averred.
The council boss wished the monarch long life so the kingdom could benefit more from him.