Pere Ama-Okosu Inaugurates Ogbe-Ijoh Warri Kingdom Governing Council.
His Royal Majesty, Monbene III, the Pere Ama-Okosu, inaugurated the new Governing Council of the Ogbe-Ijoh Warri Kingdom on Monday at his palace in Ogbe-Ijoh Town, Delta state.
The council executive is scheduled to run the kingdom’s operations in Warri South and Warri South West Local Government Areas for the next two years.
At the inauguration which was well attended by dignitaries, the Electoral Committee, submitted the list of the executives which include, Chief Victor Okiri – Chairman; Amoda Jumoh -Vice chairman; Mefe Bright Alagba – Secretary; Odunrubo Francis Owei – Assistant Secretary; Donye David Bedebo – PRO; Yeinanagbegha Felix – Treasurer and Denghan Lucky -Financial secretary.
Other members include: Mrs. Vivian Ogisi; Sipi Vincent; Sobai Brambomo; Francis Samson; Ebilabor Edwin, and Prince Lawrence Oromoni and Peter London are officials.
Speaking shortly after the election, the monarch commended the electoral commission for their effort in making the process seamless.
According to him, “It has become customary that on this day every two (2) years, there shall be an inauguration of a new Governing Council that shall govern the kingdom in accordance with the Constitution of Ogbe- Ijoh Warri Kingdom, and it is for that purpose we are gathered here today.
“In a previous inauguration two (2) years ago, I stated that the Governing Council should not be the avenue where sons and daughters of Ogbe – Ijoh Warri kingdom would see as a place for self enrichment but as a place for service, and on this occasion, I hereby further state that the Governing Council is not a place for self-enrichment but a place for service.
“I commend the Electoral Committee for their service to the kingdom and pray God to reward them accordingly.
“I am not unaware of the tension that is normally generated due to election into the Governing Council, but I congratulate everybody that ensured that we got to this point where we have to hug ourselves as brothers and sisters for the common good of Our Kingdom. I congratulate all the contestants and those that are to be inaugurated today and I appeal to you to be innovative and creative and use your offices to better the kingdom.
“The Governing Council should work with all other organs of the kingdom with a unity of purpose. The Governing Council must avoid in-fighting.
“The Traditional Council shall always counsel and advise the Governing Council where the need arises.”
Mobene III urged all and sundry to give them the needed support so their aims can be easily achieved.
Speaking after the inauguration, Chief Victor Okiri, the newly inaugurated chairman promised to work in accordance with the kingdom’s constitution and will be focused on the development of the people.
He appreciated the Monarch and the people of Ogbe Ijoh Warri Kingdom for the love and mandate given him as well ass opportunity to serve.