His Royal Majesty, Obi Uche Irenuma 11, Obi of Abavo Kingdom has advised one of his subjects; the Commissioner for Water Resources, Delta State, Rt. Hon. Martins Okonta to always associate with his people to enable him know what is happening in Abavo Kingdom so that they all can put heads together to move the Community forward.
The Monarch made this call while addressing members of Abavo Community during the 64th Annual Conference of Abavo Clan Union which took place at Abavo Civic Centre, on Saturday, April 3, 2021.
Speaking further, the Obi said he was disappointed in Martins Okonta over the lack of his presence and political influence in Abavo Kingdom. He pointed out that by the virtues of Martins Okonta’s position as a political leader in Abavo and as an Honorable Commissioner in Delta State, he was supposed to be the first person to attend the annual conference, saying that during the last year’s annual conference, Martins Okonta was informed, yet he failed to attend and this year again, he was also invited, but despite all the efforts made by the Clan Union Executive to make sure that he attends the annual conference, he refused to come.
He noted that Martins Okonta only visit Abavo when elections are around the corner, saying but when it comes to meetings where issues that are important to the Community will be discussed, that is the only time he will have something else to do in Asaba.
Continuing, the Monarch disclosed that Martins Okonta had on several occasions, made promises to Abavo Community which till date, he has never fulfilled any of the promises. He stated that as a King, he believes that a good politician is the one that does not fail in his promises to his people and someone who has the interest of his people at heart, using Sen. Dr. Ifeanyi A. Okowa as an example of a good political leader.
In addition, the Obi used the opportunity to thank God for the peace that has returned to Abavo Kingdom and for sustaining his life since 22 years ago when he ascended the throne of his ancestors, saying that this year is making it 22 years that he became the King of Abavo Kingdom. He then used the opportunity to call for more support for the Security outfits and development in the Community.
REPORTED BY SUNNY MEMEH