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Published On: Wed, Jul 29th, 2015

Delta: Agofure, Diden, Police Accuse of Fermenting Crisis in Uvwie LGA

Hin Henry Baro, Chairman, Uvwie LGA

Hin Henry Baro, Chairman, Uvwie LGA


LAGOS JULY 29TH (URHOBOTODAY)-The management of Uvwie Local Government Area has raised the alarm over attempts by Asaba politicians to plung the area into blood bath and state of anomie.
They also accused Hon Michael Diden alias Ejele, a member of Delta State House of Assembly representing Warri North LGA and Chairman/Chief Executive of Agofure Motors, Chief Godwin Emete Agofure in collaboration with Delta State Police to forment crisis in the local government area so as to enable them replace the leadership of the Uvwie Motor Park with their stooge.

A statement signed by the Secretary to Uvwie Local Government Area, Julius Emete Uvwie titled, “ Precipitating Crisis in Uvwie Local Government Area” explained,
“It has become necessary to let the world know of the series of events orchestrated by certain politicians in Asaba to plunge Uvwie Local Government Area into blood bath and a state of anomie.
“It all started with some five legislators of the Legislative House of the Local Government Council, who were instigated to impeach the Leader of the House, for the sole purpose of replacing him with a compliant member that can be used against the Chairman of the Council at an appropriate time. This move was checkmated by fifteen members of the House opposed to any outside interference in Uvwie politics in general and the House affairs in particular, leading to the suspension of the five members from sitting in the House by the other members. The furor generated by the activities of these renegade members of the House and their suspension is already in the public domain.
“Having failed in their bid to take over the House illegally, these bands of politicians, spearheaded by one Hon. Michael Diden (aka Ejele) and Godwin Emete Agofure, turned their attention to Uvwie Motor Park in Effurun. An otherwise peaceful park was invaded by touts given security cover by heavily armed anti-riot policemen led by the Deputy Commissioner of Police in Delta State, under the sponsorship of Godwin Emete Agofure and Hon. Michael Diden (aka Ejele) with the backing of some state government officials in Asaba to unleash terror and mayhem on law abiding workers of the National Union of Road Transport Workers, and citizens alike who were in the park to board vehicles to various destinations in the country.
“The leadership of the Motor Parks was successful sacked and replaced by another group led by Francis Arhiyor. It is pertinent to state here that the Police claimed to be acting on security report that some youths intended to cause crisis within the Local Government Area. However, the purportedly security report was not made known to the Chairman of the Local Government Council, who is the chief security officer of the local government area.
“Also, there is nothing on ground to support the dubious security report which appears to be a product of political consideration, rather than painstaking professional intelligence gathering.
From the Motor Park, these groups of policemen also provided cover to the thugs to invade the Local Government Secretariat to chase away the workers and all those who had come to transact business there. Their main target was the Local Government Chairman, who was fortunately not present at the time. At the time of this press release, the council Secretariat is under lock and key, no thanks to the Police invasion.
“The aftermath of this unwarranted invasion of Uvwie Local Government Area has left the Uvwie community in a state of shock, disbelief, uncertainty and fear. The Honourable Chairman of the Local Government while taking every proactive steps to restore normalcy, advised all law abiding citizens to go about their lawful business.”

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