Prostesters numbering over hundreds recently stopped the proposed screening of Isoko North Supervisory Councillors allegedly selected by some selected leaders in the local government.
The youths drawn from the 13 Wards stormed the Isoko North Council Secretariat disrupting working and official activities including the proposed seating by the Isoko North Legislative Arm to screen the selected Supervisory Councillors.
While speaking to newsmen, one of the leaders of the protesters, Comrade Joseph Owhologbo, from Ellu Ward said, “We are protesting against the wrong selection of Supervisory Councillors, they are supposed to be screened today by the Council Chairman, Hon Christian Iteire, Isoko North PDP Chairman, Prince Godwin Ogorugba and a few other leaders.
“They selected the Supervisory Councillors without consulting other leaders like Elder Emmanuel Ogidi, Chief Comrade Ovuozourie Macaulay, Hon Jude Omena Ogbimi, Chief Kome Okpobor, Chief Philip Adheke, Dr Nelson Ejakpovi and others leaders from the 13 Ward’s in Isoko North Local Government Area.
“This is absolutely wrong, we cannot fold our hands to watch this insolent act being done by the Council Chairman, Hon Christian Iteire, Prince Godwin Ogorugba and a few others. To avoid, any crisis in Isoko North Local Government, the Council Chairman should consult all leaders of Isoko North Local Government before selecting Supervisory Councillors.”
On his part, Lucky Okeremu from Emevor Ward who spoke on behalf of the protesters, said, “In Emevor Ward, we have two leaders, Dr Barr Paul Oweh and Dr Pharmacy Nelson Ejakpovi who stood firm in all the elections to deliver PDP in Emevor Ward. Dr Paul Oweh has produced two Councillors from Emevor and he again connived with Prince Godwin Ogorugba, Hon Christian Iteire to produced a Supervisory Councillor.
“This is an injustice being done to Dr Nelson Ejakpovi and all his followers in Emevor Ward. We are calling on the State Governor, Senator Dr Ifeanyi Okowa to intervene and put to an end this act of injustice being done by the Isoko North Council Chairman, Isoko North PDP Chairman and few other leaders. ”
While responding to the protesters, Isoko North Council Chairman, Hon Christian Iteire, appealed to the protesters to remain calm that, he will act on the points raised by the protesters.