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- and for proper coordination of activities of the body, Chief Robert Onome, its headquarters was moved from Lagos to Orerokpe in 2016, President General of Okpe Union Worldwide has said that, the body which was formed in 1930 was to defend and protect the interest of Okpe ethnic nationality within the Nigeria system
CHIEF Robert Onome, President General of Okpe Union Worldwide has said that, the body which was formed in 1930 was to defend and protect the interest of Okpe ethnic nationality within the Nigeria system, and for proper coordination of activities of the body, its headquarters was moved from Lagos to Orerokpe in 2016.
Chief Onome made this disclosure during the swearing in ceremony of the Ughorton district of Okpe Union in Ugbokodo, Okpe local government area. Chief Onome said that at a point in the history of Okpe it was the Union that rallied round to ensure that there was an Orodje during the interregnum period in Okpe by installing HRM Ezezi .and that the Union has been championing the Okpe cause right from time memorial.
He added that the Union also added it’s input into the State and Delta State Oil Producing Mineral Commission Board DESOPADEC budgets as it affect Okpe nation, calling on the people to participate fully in the activities of the Union, adding that, all sons and daughters of Okpe are automatically members of the body.
He disclosed that after Orodje of Okpe and Udogun Okpe, it is the Okpe Union that comes next in affairs of Okpe nation.
He disclosed that the Ughorton district branch is the first to be inaugurated in Okpe Kingdom, and charged them that their duty is to help the national body to propagate the aims and objective of the Union.
In his welcome address, Mr Tobore Adjisha the Unu Amua of Ugbokodo Community while calling on those being sworn in to be fair and just in the discharge of duties, added that, the activities of the Union will strengthen the bond of unity among the three communities.
Responding, Hon Sunday Udu the newly sworn-in Chairman of Ughorton district said they are prepared to work with the parent body in consultation with the people by providing scholarship and skill acquisition to Okpe indigenes in order to reduce poverty in Okpe land.
Mr Moses Omasigbe Chairman Planning Committee expressed happiness, saying that, the occasion has brought more unity and peace among the people of Ughorton and Jeddo. While the Unu Amua of Jeddo, Comrade Solomon Bayagbon said it is a thing of joy, stressing that, the Union will help strengthen the bond and unity among the people of Okpe.
Highpoint of the occasion was the swearing in of the Ughorton district of the Union which was performed by Chief Robert Onome.
Those sworn in are, Hon Sunday Udu, Chairman; Nathaniel Efemiemie, Vice Chairman; Deacon Henry Oboreriri, Secretary; Madam Cynthia Eyifoma, Treasurer; Mr Christopher Efoye, Financial Secretary; Ochuko Augoye, Youth Leader; Mr Sylvester Ovbije, Organising Secretary; Isaac Pubor, Spokesman; Karokpe Anthoniet, Woman Coordinator; Mr Innocent Aghoyigholo, Welfare Officer; Mrs Patience Adaka, Auditor; Mr MacDonald Olotie, Provost; Mr David Avwerosuo, ex official; Festus Ugbegorho, ex official and Mr Amos Uriamala.