Refrain from politics, Delta traditional rulers told
Ahead 2023 election year, traditional rulers in Delta State have been asked to refrain from partisan politics and champion peaceful co-existence in their kingdoms.
The Chairman of the Delta State Traditional Rulers Council and Orodje of Okpe, Major General Felix Mujakpuerou (rtd), Orhue 1, gave the charge in a communiqué issued at the end of the monthly meeting of council members in Asaba.
He enjoined members to treat all contestants in the forthcoming elections equally, saying that as royal fathers, they should pray for successful elections.
In the communiqué, the monarchs commended Governor Ifeanyi Okowa for creating an enabling environment for sustained peace and development across the state. They particularly acknowledged the giant strides already made in the area of development of infrastructure, ethnic harmony and economic empowerment of the people and enjoined him to remain focused in his resolve to bring more dividends of democracy to Deltans.
The Chairman announced the setting up of four committees to enable the Council to function effectively.