By Kelvin Ohoror
Prince Tony Ovrawah has cautioned the member representing Isoko Federal Constituency at the National Assembly, Mr. Leo Ogor Okuweh, over a statement credited to him by an online medium that the traditional ruler of Oleh Kingdom should mind his utterances, ‘Oleh Odiologbo should mind his utterances’ and described it as aberration and disdainful without regard to the Royal stool of Oleh people.
Prince Ovrawah made the statement while reacting to an online publication by TheNewsguru.com on Friday 20th November 2020 by Mr Leo Ogor.
He stated that the statement alleging that Odiologbo of Oleh said, “Leo Ogor armed youths in Isoko to perpetuate mayhem“ is false and devoid of truth in its entirety.
Prince Ovrawah urged the law maker to ignore false rumor and warned agents peddling false information to cause panic and hatred to steer clear of the Oleh / Ozoro crisis as the gruesome murder of the Oleh 12 indigenes at Ada farmland on the 16th of October 2020, is totally unacceptable.
He maintained that Mr. Ogor should have investigated the allegation before making counter accusation on his Royal Majesty, stressing that the law maker who has represented the people of the constituent for many years, should be more concerned about peace of the people and subsequent solution to the crisis.
Prince Ovrawah said, to accuse a traditional ruler of allegation which is not true, shows the height of disrespect, stressing that, to have called Oleh monarch as ‘clan head’ is scornful attitude, he added that inflammatory statements from the lawmaker who represents Isoko constituency shouldn’t emanate at this time.
He maintained that, challenging the chairman of Isoko traditional rulers council, to show links Mr. Ogor played in the communal crisis should not come at this time that Oleh community is mourning and seeking for Justice.
Prince Ovrawah said, if the lawmaker is disturbed by the killing, he ought to have been more concerned on restoring peace and to bring the perpetrators to book in his constituency and not to make statements of disaffection and counter claims of allegation and accusation.
He opined that the role played by Isoko Development Union, representatives of the Delta State government on peace building and conflict resolution, the two local government council since the onslaught should be complemented by the lawmaker to ensure lasting peace and stop accusing Oleh traditional ruler of baseless allegation.
Prince Ovrawah added that, calling on the inspector general of police and Delta State commissioner of police to arrest and punish the culprits to end the communal crisis and restore lasting peace should be the main focus of the lawmaker and not to depend on frivolous false information culpable of causing tension and disunity among the constituents.