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Ijaws in Ughelli kingdom elect Odogwu as first President-General

Mr.Stanley Odogwu, newly elected Predident- General of Ijaws living in Ughelli kingdom, being lifted up yesterday shortly after the election

By Kings Kofa, Ughelli

The Ijaws living within Ughelli Kingdom, Ughelli North Council Area of Delta State have elected Mr.Stanley Odogwu as its pioneer President -General to pilot the affairs of the Ijaws for the next four years.

The election which was held at Ughelli township stadium and was conducted under the watch of a representative of HRM, Wilson Ojakovo, Oharisi iii, Ovie of Ughelli kingdom saw the entire 10-man executive returned unopposed.


Those who were elected alongside the President -General are, Mr. Marculay Kenneth, Vice-president, Oroso Daunemugha Secretary, Mr Young Aseyai, Asst. Secretary, Mrs. Pena-ere M. Ayakeme treasurer, Singabele Pereokosufa, PRO.

Other executive include, Timi Kemeakegha, Financial Secretary, Maze Ebiarede, Woman leader, Mrs Ezon-ere Edeinmene, Asst. Woman leader and Mr. Moroyei Diribagha,welfare officer.

The newly inaugurated President -General Odogwu in his acceptance speech thanked God Almighty for making him attain this feat in life and also thanked the Ijaw community living in Ughelli for reposing confidence on him to lead them.

He promised to strengthen, promote ,guide the Ijaw course and to preach peaceful harmonious with our host kingdom calling on the Ijaw elders, leaders and youths to provide useful ideas that would advance the Ijaw culture to the Ughelli kingdom, Delta State and Nigeria at large.

Odogwu held that since would be a rallying point for all Ijaws in Ughelli, he will strive to ensure the unity amongst it’s people and be fair to all while carrying his duties.


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