Complete Demarcation Exercise On Disputed Land Between Aladja And Ogbe-Ijaw Communities, Udu People Tell Oborevwori
The President-General of the Union of Udu Communities (UUC) Udu Kingdom, Udu Local Government Area of Delta State, High Chief Moses Uparan(JP) has appealed to the State Governor, His Excellency, Rt Hon Sheriff Oborevwori to put machinery in place in the completion of the Demarcation exercise on the disputed land between Aladja and Ogbe-Ijaw to end the lingering communal crises between the two communities.
The President-General in a press statement on behalf of Udu monarch, HRM Owhorhu 1, Dr. Barr. E. B. O. Delekpe (JP) and the good people of Udu Kingdom, lamented that the unabated conflict between Aladja Community of Udu Local Government Area and Ogbe-Ijaw Community of Warri South West Local Government Area has brought untold hardship to the people with huge loss of lives and property.
According to the statement; “It is worthy of note that the immediate past Executive Governor, of Delta State, Senator (Dr) Ifeanyi Okowa, actually took the bull by the horn by constituting a Committee to carry out demarcation of the disputed land to the agreement of both Communities, but was unfutunately inconclusive before the end of his Administration. As it was only one side of the disputed land to the linking road, that the demarcating structure could be erected”.
“It is in this light that we, the good people of Udu Kingdom are passionately appealing to His Excellency, Rt. Hon. Sheriff Oborevwori, the Executive Governor of Delta State to put machinery in place in the completion of the Demarcation Excersice on the disputed land between the two Communities that will ensure a final end”, he added.
He also said that; “On behalf of HRM Owhorhu 1, Dr. Barr. E. B. O. Delekpe JP and the good people of Udu Kingdom, we want to also use this medium to specially appreciate His Excellency, Rt. Hon Sherrif Oborevwori for his timely intervention with the deployment of Security Agencies to the warring Communities in restoring normalcy. We are hopeful, counting on the Governor’s decision to revisit the White Paper with a view to taking measures that will bring a lasting solution to the crisis”.