A former member of the Delta State House of Assembly, Honourable (Chief) Anderson Mekoma, has called on the people of Ogwashi Uku Kingdom to reflect the Stronger Delta vision of the Okowa administration in their relationship with one another.
Mekoma, who was speaking in Ogwashi Uku on Tuesday at a reception to round off a week long Ojisi title taking, said the Kingdom could only get to the desired destination in terms of development when the people key into the policies and programmes of government and take advantage of the available opportunities.
The Ojisi, a grassroots politician and entrepreneur, regretted that Ogwashi Uku had yet to arrive after a robust historical past, attributing it to pockets of disagreements between the people who ordinarily should live as one.
He thanked the Obi of Ogwashi Uku Kingdom, Ifechukwude Aninshi Okonjo the second, for finding him worthy of the title and promised to use it to impact positively on Ogbe Ogwudei, as the administrative head, and the community at large.
The former lawmaker, who is also the Anya Obi of Egbudu Aka, pledged his loyalty to the Obi and assured other Palace Chiefs of his cooperation and support in moving the traditional institution and the Ogwashi Uku Kingdom forward.
One of the daughters of the Ojisi, Miss Onyinye Mekoma, congratulated her father on the success consummation of the one week title taking, describing it as an event worth the while.
Onyinye said the title was significant in many ways, especially as it bestowed on the holder the right to preside over the affairs of Ogwudei village, in his capacity as the administrative head.
She expressed optimism that the Ojisi would justify the confidence reposed in him by Obi Ifechukwude Okonjo and indeed the entire Ogwashi Uku Kingdom.