In response to recent reports regarding the purported dissolution of the Udu Traditional Council and alleged characterization of certain communities as outsiders, HRM E. B. O. Delekpe, Esq., the traditional ruler of Udu Kingdom, has strongly refuted these claims.
His Media Assistant, Olorogun Godstime Oghenebrorhien, conveyed the monarch’s position, clarifying that there is no truth to the assertions. Contrary to the circulating rumors, HRM Delekpe affirmed that he neither dissolved the Traditional Council nor removed High Chief Sam Odibo, the Otota of Udu Kingdom, from his position.
Emphasizing the baseless nature of the speculations, he reiterated his unwavering commitment to preserving the traditions and values of Udu Kingdom.
Denouncing the misleading reports, HRM Ohworu 1 clarified that, as the Chairman of the Traditional Council, he holds the institution in high regard. He highlighted their collective efforts in preserving customs and traditions, citing recent activities such as chieftaincy title screenings conducted with council members in the palace.
Addressing a crucial aspect of the controversy, the monarch explicitly stated that he did not label any community within Udu Kingdom as strangers. He asserted that such reports are intended to create discord and are entirely misleading. Instead, he emphasized his dedication to fostering unity and harmony among all communities within the Udu Kingdom.
Categorically denying the use of the term ‘strangers’ in reference to any part of his kingdom, HRM Delekpe emphasized that Udu Kingdom comprises interconnected communities integral to their collective identity. He reaffirmed his commitment to inclusivity and pledged to continue championing these values.
The statement concluded with a plea to those exploiting social media to cease attempts at sowing discord between the monarch and his people. The monarch emphasized that disunity hampers the potential for peace and development in Udu Kingdom.
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