From Nosa Akenzua, Asaba
The 21 years old lingering leadership feud in Olomu Community, Ughelli South Local Government Area of Delta state been resolved.
It was gathered that Olomu Community had been swimming in leadership crisis over the years following irreconcilable differences , and a situation some persons were allegedly killed including houses razed.
Investigation revealed that the leadership tussle and other issues had threatened to tear the community apart at the meeting with delegates from Ogbode and Osoro quarters held in Government House recently, but the Special Adviser to the Governor on Peace Building and Conflict Resolution, Chief Edwin Uzor, however urged the people to sheath their swords and maintain peace.
He said that peaceful coexistence had remained the threshold for development in any given society and meaningful development to be sustained, stressing that the state Governor Dr Ifeanyi Okowa was irrevocably committed to peace and security in the state, and called on the people of troubled communities to ensure resolutions were reached.
Chief Uzor after listening to both parties, instructed that One Oyibo Sherriff from Ososo quarters should continue to occupy the position of the President General of the community while Engr Ufuoma Shell Akpeh from Ogbode quarters whose tenure had elapsed should cease to be the President General of the Community, adding that the decision was based on the principle of rotation of the office of the President General of the Community between two quarters.
The Special Adviser also resolved that Moses Adazor should remain the Youth leader till 2020 having assumed office in September 2018, Just as he advised the President General to be honest and transparent and carry everyone along in piloting the affairs of the community, adding that peace was the only way development can take place in the community.
Speaking to journalists on Tuesday in the area, the new President General, Mr Sherriff Oyibo appreciated Chief Uzor for resolving the aged long crisis that had bedeviled the community, saying that there was no victor, no vanguish and promised to carry everyone along in the scheme of things and solicited the cooperation and support of all to achieve the set goals
Elders of the community including the Secretary, Olomu Kingdom Traditional Council, Chief Ewenede John Akarua, expressed joy over the peaceful resolution of the leadership crisis and advised both parties to be united and work together, saying that the development of Olomu Community remained a collective responsibility of all in the kingdom.