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Okowa cautions politicians against desecrating traditional institution

By Gbenga Akinfenwa (Lagos) and Sony Neme, ( Asaba)
22 December 2019   |   3:09 am
The Delta State Governor, Ifeanyi Okowa has charged the political class, never to trample on traditional rulers in the state.

…Hails Ned Nwoko At 59
The Delta State Governor, Ifeanyi Okowa has charged the political class, never to trample on traditional rulers in the state.

The governor, who lamented some instances where politicians and non-politicians had attempted to trample on the traditional authorities, urged those concerned to retrace their steps.

He said the stools, which the various kings occupy were created by God, adding that politicians and other stakeholders who have issues with any traditional rulers should take steps to resolve such for the peace and progress of the community.

Okowa spoke in Asaba, during a reception and award of excellence organised by the Delta State Council of Traditional Rulers.

The council honoured Okowa, his deputy, Kingsley Otuaro, and former governor of the state, James Ibori.

The governor, who acknowledged the role played by Ibori in laying the foundation for the development of the state, also praised his predecessor, Dr. Emmanuel Uduaghan for building on the initial foundation.

Meanwhile, Okowa, has congratulated Prince Ned Nwoko as he clocked 59 years yesterday, describing the former member of the House of Representatives as a “committed patriot” whose love for his state and country was commendable and worthy of emulation.

On the 2023 general elections, Okowa cautioned politicians, particularly those aspiring to govern the state after him, to shun anger and bitterness and go about politicking with all sense of decency and decorum.