Embrace best democratic practices, Delta monarchs tell Nigerians
Delta State Council of Traditional Rulers has urged Nigerians to adhere to best democratic practices as political campaigns begin nationwide, stressing that campaigns should be issue-based.
The monarchs also enjoined security agencies to step up efforts at securing the country.
Rising from a one-day meeting in Asaba, the Chairman of the Council and Orodje of Okpe, Major General Felix Mujakpuero (rtd), also called on council members to educate their subjects on the importance of the coming vaccination against measles for children.
Flanked by the Ist Vice Chairman and Pere of Akugbene Mien, Luke Kalanama V111 and 2nd Vice Chairman and Obi of Ubulu Unor, Henry Kikachukwu 1, the chairman commended the synergy between the state police command and the council and called for the sustenance of the co-operation.
The council lauded Governor Ifeanyi Okowa for consistently promoting peace and development in the state, urging him not to relent.
The Delta monarchs congratulated the immediate past chairman of the Council and Obi of Owa, Dr. Emmanuel Efeizomor 11, who recently celebrated 63 years on the throne.
Earlier, the Delta State Commissioner of Police, Mr. Ari Mohammed Ali, briefed the council on the security situation in Delta State and appreciated the monarchs for their role in ensuring that Delta remained one of the safest states in the country.
The Permanent Secretary, Delta State Primary Health Care Development Agency, Dr. Jude Wilful Orieke, also led a team from the World Health Organisation and UNICEF to brief the monarchs on the forthcoming national measles vaccination programme, urging the royal fathers to mobilise their subjects to participate in the programme.