By Amgbare Ekaunkumo, Senior Correspondent, Yenagoa
Minister-designate and former governor of Bayelsa state Chief Timipre Sylva, has described the people of Odi as a flying example of resilience, courage and hope.
Speaking at the annual Ogori ba Uge festival in Odi town, Bayelsa State, the former governor praised the spirit of resilience of Odi people, stressing that such spirit engenders progress and urged Bayelsans to emulate them.
Sylva, who was represented by his Special Adviser on media and publicity Hon Julius Bokoru, said “It is thrilling to be here at this very grande occasion. But it is not just any occasion, it is one that defines the people of Odi. It is one that explains their greatness, bravery and spirit of sacrifice”.
“The storied history of Odi is humbling, Odi has survived and outlived the unfortunate Ogori incidence, Odi has outlived and survived the sad incidences of 1999. Today Odi is sprawling, developing at a comparatively fast pace. I respect that spirit, I stand with you and I’m sure your nickname of Small London will be an actual reality soon”
Bokoru, who was accompanied by Hon Lucky Yobou and other Chieftains and executives of the All Progressives Congress visited traditional rulers and notable stakeholders of Odi town.