Some leaders of Opuama community in Egbema kingdom, Warri North local government area, Delta state, have insisted that Mr. Jude Ukori, Executive Secretary of Egbema Gbaramatu Development Council is from Opuama community.
In a statement yesterday by Deacon Columbus Ukulou, on behalf of the leaders, they also dismissed an earlier publication by the Opuama Integrity Group, which wrongly insinuated that Ukori is not from Opuama community.
They said Ukori was former Chairman of Opuama bloc of Communities for seven years and he served diligently and effectively, noting that Ukori held the position because he is from the community.
The leaders, who disassociated themselves from the misleading publication further urged the general public to disregard same, adding that it was a failed attempt to discredit the high reputation of Ukori.
According to them “we have high regards and confidence in Ukori, who is a trustworthy and competent son of Opuama community, therefore, any attempt to malign his image for any selfish reason shall be resisted by the people of Opuama.”