BY DENNIS OTU
GOVERNOR Emmanuel Uduaghan of Delta State has cautioned those who still prefer disunity to peace that they would be confronted headlong , saying that government will not be intimidated in ensuring that peace reign in the state.
Speaking at the Silver Jubilee Coronation Anniversary of His Royal Majesty, Atuwatse 11, the Olu of Warri, held at Ode- Itsekiri, the ancestral home of the Itsekiri people, the governor harped on the need for peace amongst the various ethnic groups in the state.
The governor accompanied by his wife, Nere, the Speaker of the State House of Assembly, Rt. Hon. Victor Ochei; and several top government functionaries, expressed joy at the event, held for the first time in 25 years in their ancestral home and hailed the commitment of the people and ethnic neighbours to peace in the past few years
Referring to his recent trip to Rwanda, Governor Uduaghan pointed out the resolve of his government for peace, saying that never again should the ambers of discord and hatred be tolerated.
He warned that those who still prefer disunity would be confronted head long as he must do what government must do for the prevailing peace in the state to be sustained.
Governor Uduaghan promised educational and infrastructural development across the state, scholarship to school age children and economic development just as he told the people to set up businesses to benefit from the transformation.
He promised the completion of the Ubeji-Ode Itsekiri road with 25 bridges and the other main Ode-Itsekiri bridge before his administration run its full circle so as to develop the Itsekiri homeland.
The governor therefore tasked the people to start building in the town even as he promised seven kilometers of link roads in the town before the end of the year.
While congratulating the Olu on the occasion, the governor tasked the Itsekiri people to be prepared to cooperate with him to execute projects in various communities in the state.
Our Correspondent reports that a sea of eminent personalities, including a former military administrator, Group Captain Ibrahim Kefas streamed to the occasion and the once sleepy Ode-Itsekiri community came alive again