By ONYEKACHUKWU MELUWA, Warri
The Olomu Traditional Council of Chiefs led by the Ohworode of Olomu Kingdom, HRM. Ovie (Dr.) R. L. Ogbon (JP), Ogoni-Oghoro I has banned the conferment of illegal titles on his subjects by unauthorised persons within the kingdom.
The ban was contained in a communique issued at a Joint Crucial meeting held in his palace at the weekend.
The communique which was signed by the oldest monarch in Nigeria and eight prominent Chiefs of the kingdom, warned the perpetrators of the criminal acts to stop it or be ready to face the wrath of the law.
The Ohworode gave a three months ultimatum to recipients of the illegal titles to renounce them and make amendment with the relevant authority.
He advised that failure to do so, will result in prosecution in a competent court of right jurisdiction.
The Olomu Traditional Council also said that all Olomu indigenes conferred with Chieftaincy titles by the palace in January 2017 and thereafter, are given up to December 31, 2018 to pay for and obtain their chieftaincy certificates.
“Failure to comply shall means automatic withdrawal of their chieftaincy titles.” The communiqué stressed.
The kingdom also set up a 3-man Committee led by Olorogun Stephen Okorode to monitor all the communities during the monthly sanitation exercise.
He said that the sanitary Committee takes effect from October 2018, while defaulters are to face the wrath of the law of the Delta State Government.
The Monarch charged leaders of the various communities to ensure that every eligible adult is registered and obtained their Permanent Voter’s Card, PVC and vote in the 2019 elections.
The Ohworode in same vein lamented the deplorable state of the Oguname-Ovwor-Oteri road saying, “Attention of Delta State Government and the NDDC are hereby drawn to this road as we passionately appeal for its urgent repairs.”
The Ohworode further lamented that there is no single hospital in Olomu kingdom and appealed to the government to do the needful.
“Our people are suffering and dying due to lack of nearby hospital. We appeal to His Excellency, Dr. Arthur Ifeanyi Okowa’s Government to quickly come to our aid.”
The Ohworode also called on the Independent National Electoral Commission,INEC as well as the relevant authorities, to as a matter of urgency create separate voting units for Ophori-Olomu and Oguname-Olomu which were wrongly placed and voters are made to travel long distances to cast their votes.
The kingdom also appealed to the Chairman of Ughelli South Local Government Council, Dr. Richard Kofi to help construct a bridge at Urhen Stream to connect the Agbazo-Olomu Community which has been completely cut off by the stream.
The kingdom commended the Delta State Government for its developmental strides, unity and sustainable peace amongst other throughout the length and breath of the State.
They urged the governor to keep the good work on.