The Okpala-Uku of Umusadege, Utagba-Uno, Ndokwa West Local Government Area of Delta State, Ogbu-Ewu Egbononwu Ojugbeli has raised the alarm over threat to peace in his domain and postponed the annual general meeting of the community.
According to the Okpala-Uku, as a result of the imminent and confirmed threat, the annual general meeting of the community scheduled for Monday, January 18, 2016, (today) has been postponed.
The Okpala-Uku, who also wrote a ‘Save Our Soul’ letter to the Commissioner of Police, Delta State Command, said the cancellation of the annual general meeting was unavoidable in the interest of peace in the community.
“There is a plot to cause trouble in the community during the annual general meeting and I cannot fold my hands and allow such to happen. Our Governor, Dr Ifeanyi Okowa should use his good offices to intervene; all security agencies, especially the police, should take note of this development,” the Okpala-Uku said, adding that “crisis of any kind can only take us back; we have a new government in the state; we want a peaceful state, a peaceful community.”
In a letter to the police, the Okpala-Uku said, “I, Egbononwu Ojugbeli, the Okpala-Uku (traditional ruler) of Umusadege Community, Utagba-Uno, hereby write to notify you of the postponement of Umusadege annual general meeting earlier scheduled for January 18, 2016, in my palace, owing to an imminent threat to peace and security.
“I most sincerely implore the Commissioner of Police, Delta State Command, to deploy policemen to Umusadege, Utagba-Uno, on Monday, the 18th of January, 2016, to enforce this cancellation and help maintain peace and order in my community.”
He added: “I sincerely appeal to all the Ikpalas and other interest groups with contrary or divergent views to religiously respect the culture and tradition of our people by hearkening to the voice of wisdom and reason by keeping the peace and remain law abiding.”

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