Support Peace Initiative, Activist Tasks Delta Governor, Council Chairmen, Others

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As crisis continue to rock Aladja, Udu local government area and Ogbe-Ijoh, Warri south west local government area of Delta State, the government has been called upon to make frantic efforts to support peace initiatives.

The National Coordinator and Chairman, Center for Peace and Environmental Justice (CEPEJ), Comrade Sheriff Mulade, urged the state governor, Dr. Ifeanyi Okowa, to give support to moves that could entrench peace in the councils.

The Chief Executive Officer of the Non-Governmental Organization (NGO), also beckoned on the chairmen of Udu and Warri south west local government, the State and Federal legislators, councilors, the DSS, traditional rulers and chiefs, community, women and youth leaders and the entire people of Aladja and Ogbe-Ijoh communities to support the peace process initiated by the Aladja and Ogbe-Ijoh Peace Vanguard to bring lasting peace to the two communities.

Mulade, the Ibe-Sourimowei of Ancient Gbaramatu Kingdom gave the charge recently while playing host to the Aladja and Ogbe-Ijoh Peace Vanguard at the Headquarters of CEPEJ in Ugolo-Okpe near Osubi and encouraged the group not to relent in its efforts at restoring peace to the two communities. He said the process of achieving peace is not easy as it requires determination, dedication, diligence and discipline by members in all stages of the process.

The traditonal title holder encouraged the group not to allow politicians hijack the process in the name of support so that they do not kill the peace move, and enjoined the members to be vigilant and courageous so that they could take the peace process to a glorious end in the face of intimidation, name calling, harassment and insults.

The CEPEJ National Coordinator assured the group that he would continue to support the Aladja and Ogbe-Ijoh Peace Vanguard and any other movement or process working towards the realization of peace in Nigeria and the entire World.

On his part, the CEPEJ’s Board of Trustees Chairman, Dr. Godwin Orhadahwe, who is also a member of the Aladja and Ogbe-Ijoh Peace Vanguard, thanked Chief Mulade for his support and urged the Peace Vanguard to take advantage of available facilities in CEPEJ to train its members in leadership and peace advocacy skills and techniques.

Responding on behalf of Aladja and Ogbe-Ijoh Peace Vanguard, the Convener, Rev. Layefa Enienghan commended the CEPEJ Boss, Chief (Comrade) Sheriff Mulade for supporting the efforts of the group towards achieving lasting peace in Aladja and Ogbe-Ijoh communities. 

The highpoints of the occasion were the induction of Chief (Comrade) Sheriff Mulade as an Ambassador of Aladja and Ogbe-Ijoh Peace Vanguard and the presentation of CEPEJ souvenirs to the group.   

More than 40 members of the Aladja and Ogbe-ijoh Peace Vanguard including Rev. Enienghan Layefa (Ogbe-Ijoh), Mr. Bezi E. Ighotegwolor  (Aladja), Mr. Akemotubo Victor (Ogbe-Ijoh), Chief F. A. Ehibor, (from Edo State resident in Aladja), Barr. Solomon R. Agarah (Aladja), Mr. Governor Stanley (Ogbe-Ijoh), Iseru Tonbra (Ogbe-Ijoh), Henry Okuku (Ovwian and Aladja), Prince Oruboh (Aladja), as well as Mr. Ogbona Bibo (Ogbe-Ijoh) amongst others, were among the delegation of the group that visited CEPEJ.

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