The Mayor of Urhoboland, Eshanakpe Israel a.k.a Akpodoro has congratulated the newly appointed King of Ewu-urhobo Kingdom, HRM Clement Oghenerukevwe Ikolo, who was recently announced by the state government through the Deputy Governor, Mr. Monday Onyeme,at an executive meeting in Asaba the Delta State capital.
In his congratulatory message to the new monarch, Mayor Akpodoro said it was a deserved elevation by God whom he noted has the divine monopoly to make King of any mortal He desires, adding that the decision of God is not questionable. He called on dissenting voices to sheath their sword and support the new King.
He is youthful with a lot of energy to discharge his duties as the Paramount ruler of Ewu-urhobo Kingdom, Akpodoro noted that, the newly appointed Urhukpe Ekade 1 of Ewu-Urhobo Kingdom, will lift the kingdom and the entire Urhobo nation higher with synergies and support from the Urhobo traditional institution and the cooperation of the “good people of Ewu clan.”
The Mayor also congratulated the Ahwavwa Kingmakers family of the Kingdom and the leaders of thought in the area, noting that only a well guarded transition could peacefully produce a King of HRM Ikolo’s stature.
He called on the people to rise above sentiment just as he described those fueling discord as disgruntled elements within and outside the community to whom the emergence of the new King may not be satisfactory.
He said: “They are demagogue” but he advised them to see reasons to support, build and not tear their community apart over their selfish interest saying. “Ewu-urhobo needs peace, Ughelli South Local Government needs peace and the state needs peace and this underscores why we must as a people support the king who God has anointed to rule over us.
He noted: “And, it’s my prayers that his reign ushers in prosperity, peace and tranquility in Urhoboland,” the Mayor stated as he commended the Governor Sheriff Oborewhori-led Peoples Democratic Party, PDP administration in the state for making the transition “relatively peaceful”.
He added that, the state should not delay in the coronation and issuance of Staff of office to the new King.
“Those who are opposed to the emergence of the new King should see reasons to support the emergence of the Urhukpe Ekade 1 of Ewu-Urhobo Kingdom in person of HRM Clement Oghenerukevwe Ikolo whom God has made King.
“Since 2018, Ewu-urhobo Kingdom has no King due to avoidable skirmishes but now that the people have appointed their king, all hands must be on deck to support him to take the Kingdom to enviable height.
“Our youths need to be mentored, fathered, well groomed by that tier of agents of socialisation and the rights we cannot deny our people. We deserve a king and we have gotten one. Therefore, we owe him all the support possible. Opposition must cease and give way for a new dawn,” Eshanakpe Stated.