Odimodi community swears-in new EXCO as Burutu LG chairman calls for peace
By Samuel Abai
As part of efforts to move Odimodi community in Burutu Local Government Area of Delta State to the next level, the newly elected executive members to pilot the affairs of the commumity for a period of two (2) years have been sworn-in with Comrade Solomon Gbegha as the new chairman.
The new executive took their oath of office at the Eluwe Congress on Thursday, June 30, 2022 in Odimodi town, while pledging allegiance to serve the community.
Those sworn-in alongside with the chairman to pilot the affairs of the oil-rich community for a period of two (2) years are: Hon. Ighobiriwei John Iyalagha, Secretary General; Mr. Richard Ebiyaidou, Assistant Secretary; Amb. Derek Podoki, PRO; Mr. Parish Waregbamo, Financial Secretary; and Bernard Kpaidia, Treasurer.
Others are: Mr Monday Obukoro, Ifiye Ward, and Mr Dressman Potolo, Ifikorowei Ward.
In his speech, the Chairman, Burutu Local Government Council, Hon. Godknows Angele, congratulated the new executives and asked them to carry everybody along and let peace reign among all.
“Please carry everybody along, let peace reign among you all. Call your other brothers, discuss and move the community forward,” he stated.
While swearing-in the new executives, the Amaokusuwei of Odimodi community (Representated by Chief Simon Elex Pukon), advised the new exco to be good ambassadors to the community by providing the enabling environment for sustainable development, unity and peace.
Meanwhile, the newly sworn-in chairman of the community, Comrade Solomon Gbegha in his acceptance speech called for unity and cooperation from all and sundry. “I’m coming into the scene to create enabling environment for everybody, my government is for unity,” he explained.
He thanked God for the immediate government, “for engracing them to complete their tenure while in office. To the best of my knowledge, they tried their best. I pray, may God give me strength and resources to fulfill my projects in this community as I embark on my tenure. The projects I have are very big, so I want everyone to join hands with me. Thank you.”
Dignitaries present at the swearing-in/hand over ceremony were: Chief Combolous Ikisa, Vice chairman Burutu Local Government Council; Prince Sunday E. Perekeme, Secretary to Burutu Local Government Council; Comr. Michael Idoukumor, Adviser to Burutu Local Government Council; Chief Fidelis O. Tubotu, Chairman, Local Government Advisory Council; Capt. James Yangaboy, the outgone chairman, women, youths, among others.
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