DTHA Adopts Amended Report On Okparabe Monarch Stool

By ITEVEH EKPOKPOBE
THE Delta State House of Assembly, yesterday, adopted the report on amendment of the declaration regulating
succession to the stool of Ovie of Okparabe kingdom.
The ad hoc committee constituted to consider the amendment in their report, recommended that the House should give favourable consideration to the amendment by approving it.
Presenting the report, the Ad hoc Committee Chairman, Hon. Samuel Mariere, said that the committee, following its constitution, contacted the Directorate of Chieftaincy Affairs and also met with the Ovie and other representatives
of the kingdom.
Mariere said that the committee found out that the Okparabe
kingdom desired a change in the declaration regulating
succession to the title of the Ovie of Okparabe.
He said that the Okparabe kingdom effected the change and communicated the Traditional Rulers and Chiefs Committee of Ughelli South Local Government and that the Traditional Rulers and Chiefs Committee, in turn, wrote a letter to the Directorate of Chieftaincy Affairs, accompanied by the amended declaration stating the Customary Law regulating succession to the title of the Ovie of Okparabe kingdom.
According to him, the committee also found out that in line with the Traditional Rulers Council and Chiefs Law, 2006 as amended, the Directorate of Chieftaincy Affairs communicated the office of the Attorney-General and Commissioner for Justice on the amended declaration being sought by the Okparabe kingdom.
The committee equally found out that the State Executive
Council on Tuesday, September 5, 2017 approved the amended declaration regulating succession to the stool of Ovie of Okparabe kingdom.
The committee stated that it was found out that there was no law inhibiting the House from approving the request
of the Governor, Senator Ifeanyi Okowa. The committee
chairman laid his report before the mace.
The Majority Leader, Hon. Tim Owhefere moved for the acceptance of the report and was second by Hon. Rueben Izeze.
Hon. Tim Owhefere, thereafter, moved for the adoption of the motion and was seconded by the Deputy Majority Leader, Hon. Oboro Preyor.

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