AGBOR – FOLLOWING the apprehension in Abavo, Ika South Local Government Area of Delta State, which led to the deployment of anti-riot policemen and soldiers during the week, the monarch, HRM Uche Irenuma, has summoned a meeting of all stakeholders for today.
The peace meeting is consequent upon Tuesday’s parley between warring factions in the community with Delta State Police Commissioner, Mr. Ikechukwu Aduba, who advised the monarch to dialogue with his subjects and make peace with them.
A prominent leader of the opposing faction and member of the royal family, Mr Martin Jegbefume, however, told Vanguard, yesterday, “I am not attending the meeting. Abavo is a peaceful place, but it is the monarch that is causing trouble, calling meeting to tell us a lot of lies will not solve the problem.
“He has to do the right thing by stepping down for the incoming king for peace to reign. I read his comments that the problem in Abavo had nothing to do with kingship, is not the truth. The truth is that we want him to step down,” he added.
Jegbefume noted that he was not sharing oil money with anybody and so, it was wrong for the monarch to say that the problem in the community was caused by those who demanded for patronage and contracts from the oil company but were not given.