Better days for Kurutie indigenes as new executive takes over leadership with a promise to maximize potentials, develop community

Better days for Kurutie indigenes as new executive takes over leadership with a promise to maximize potentials, develop community

The Comrade Peter Wilson Udoboh-led newly sworn-in Executive in Kurutie community, Gbaramatu Kingdom, Warri South West Local Government Area of Delta state, has assured the people that the new leadership will maximize the great potentialities inherent for the holistic development of both the community and the kingdom.

Uduboh made this promise on behalf of the 10-man Executive Council while delivering his acceptance shortly after they were inaugurated on Friday, February 17, 2023 at the community play ground to spearhead the affairs of the people for the next three years.

Inaugurated alongside with him were; Mr. Bobowei Pori, Vice Chairman; Samuel Idukedoumene Ekpemupolo, General Secretary; Alex Igare, PRO; Bernard Moneyin, Financial Secretary; Ms Caroline Ejoh, Publicity Secretary; Mrs. Faith Okoro, Treasurer, Ms Victoria Esemurun, Organiser 1; Ms Gladys Timiyan, Organiser 2 and Mr. Julius Torusei, 2nd PRO.


The inauguration was conducted by Barrister L. E. Wereyesigha Esq and W. J. Obiri Esq. It saw the now outgone chairman, Chief Yuesi Pori, formally handover to the new elected executive.

While noting that the significance of today’s event lies not on its merriment and fanfare but on the observance of democratic tenets and principles evidently reflected in such a seamless transition.

The new chairman told the gathering that they have resolved not to lead by mere instincts and sensory impulses but by seeking the wisdom, knowledge and experience of their leaders and elders.

In his words, “Our focus as a government is to maximize the great potentialities inherent in Kurutie for the holistic development of our great land and kingdom. This can only be achieved with our collective and cumulative synergy. It is pertinent to note at this point that dissension and difference of opinions are indispensable phenomena in human interactions. Be that as it may, our strength lies in forgiveness, love and unity of purpose.

“It is on this premise that I make a passionate appeal to whoever might have felt aggrieved in the process of our emergence as an executive council to synergize with us and work together towards the attainment of our collective goals. As I end this speech, I am assuring you all of my unswerving and unalloyed loyalty and commitment towards the growth and development of our great community. Together, we can achieve the greatness we desire as a people.”

On his part, the chairman of the Occasion, Mr. Matthew Tonlagha, who was ably represented by Chief Jeffrey Ojogun, admonished the new chairman of the community to always consult in his decisions making process.

In a related development, a member of the Federal House of Representatives, representing Burutu Federal constituency, Hon. Julius Pondi , advised the new chairman to carry every member of his executive along when making decisions.

Pondi who currently seeks a return to the House of Representatives on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) also called on the chairman to avoid making parallel decisions as that is the root cause of leadership failures.

Roll call of prominent personalities include the chairman of the occasion, Mr. Matthew Tonlagha, Executive Director, Fenog Nigeria Limited (Represented by Chief Jeffrey Orogun); Hon. Julius Pondi, Member representing Burutu Federal House of Representatives; Hon. Emomotimi Guwor, Member Warri South West Constituency in the Delta State House of Assembly.

Others include; Mr. Jimmy Ogida, CEO, Jimco Global Concept Limited; Mr. Tare Pondi, Representative of the MD of Tantita Security Service Nigeria Ltd; High Chief Vero Emmanuel Tangbewei JP, Ibenemoere of Gbaramatu Kingdom; High Chief Anthony Ayebibode, Chairman, Kurutie Elders Council; High Chief Ekomieyefa Udoboh, Miyenkirigbolomowei of Gbaramatu Kingdom; members of Gbaramatu Traditional Council of Chiefs, various community chairmen within the kingdom, social cultural groups, other illustrious sons and daughters of the kingdom.