Ojougboh Wades into Political Impasse in Ika South

Worried by the unhealthy political rivalry threatening the peaceful
co-existence of the people of Ika South community of Delta State, the
Special Assistant to President Umaru Musa Yar’ Adua on National
Assembly Matters, Hon. Cairo Ojougboh, has appealed for calm among the
political elite in the locality.The Delta State House of Assembly a
fortnight ago suspended from office, the Chairman, Ika South Local
Government  Area, Hon. Hillary Ebudeh, for three months, following a
report from the office of the State Auditor-General on local
governments, which indicted him  over financial impropriety. But
Ebudeh has since denied the allegation, citing political vindictiveness
on the part of his adversaries as the reason for the indictment.Ojougboh,
in a chat with THISDAY said “the current political impasse in Ika South
was an evil wind that will blow no one no good”, adding that was why
"we have decided to call on all the parties involved in this matter to
find a way forward.  We want a situation where peace would be allowed
to reign so that the people can enjoy the dividend of democracy".Ojougboh
said  the quest to finding lasting peace in the community prompted the
Agbor Political Elite  to consult with prominent sons and daughters of
the community, including the Queen Mother Victoria  Ikenchukwu; Hon.
Doris Uboh; Chief Sunny  Akpenyi ;  Rear Admiral  Peter Elumah 
(rtd),   and Sir  Jimmy Okolie, as well as other political
associations  to find a way out of the logjam.     The Chairman, 
Agbor Political Elite, Hon. Michael Abanimoro,  in a statement on his
part  said:  “we have  taken pains to study the reasons advanced by the
State House of Assembly for the suspension  and have discovered that
the House acted within its constitutional mandates  to investigate or
inquire into the finances of the local government council."We the
political elite of the Agbor Kindom are passionately appealing to our
sons and daughters to allow reason rather than sentiment to prevail at
this crucial point so that the House of Assembly can dispassionately
look into the issues involved in this matter for the betterment of our
local government area”.

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