Comrade Anthony Miens Demebide, a Niger Delta Social Activist, Entertainer, and Writer has lent his voice in recent calls made by well-meaning youths of Ngbilebiri-Mein Kingdom on the quintessentials of peace, unity, responsiveness, and understanding as factors to ensure a stable kingdom.
Though, the popular entertain with the stage name, Akpolokpolo De Creek MC has first openly blamed all stakeholders of Ngbilebiri-Mein Kingdom for their lack of concern for the differences that have stalled the traditional transition.
The Ngbilebiri-born activist spoke with Thepeoplesvoicengr on the phone, noted that His Royal Majesty, Pere Hitler Perekeme, Bigborogha 11 was an enthusiast of peace who died since 16th August, 2017 but the supposed traverse to eternal rest in Abraham’s bosom has been characterized with misunderstanding in the kingdom.
It’s very disgusting to know each time it’s reminiscenced that no funeral rites have been done for the late monarch due to the differences between some Chiefs and the Royal Family.
These differences between the chiefs and royal family had severally involved arrest and bail issues on the accusation and counter-accusation of stolen crown and other valuable traditional items.
In Demebide’s words:
“It’s quite appalling that Ngbilebiri-Mein Kingdom has failed to perform the traditional rites to help its monarch who passed on four years ago transits in peace.
“Just a few persons have held the kingdom to ransom while others are watching without efforts to make things right. It’s challenge to us on the fence that we have failed weave efforts to settle this matter.
“This Kingdom so the king was one of the most recognized and revered in the entire Ijaw nation. It was a pace-setter and point of reference to neighboring kingdoms.
“But today, the Ngbilebiri-Mein Kingdom has been relegated to the muds because of ejected personal interest of a few in the traditional affairs of this once glorified kingdom and the battle of who is who.”
Anthony in further interaction, called on Pa E. K. Clark as a father, Regent, Chiefs, Community, Business, and Political Leaders, and the Royal Family to harmonize the conflicting differences that have long unnecessarily denied the kingdom of its traditional balance, happiness, and laughter.
“I want to humbly use this medium to plead with Pa. E. K. Clark, Regent Andrew Akpasele, Chiefs, and the Royal Family to sheathe swords for the sake of our dear kingdom and its entity.
“It’s hightime we outlived our individual grudges on the pinnacles of peace and unity to bury our late king, to beget another traditional leadership with all love and understanding.
“We are counting losses and not gains in the past four years without growing the kingdom in the path to luring government attention for infrastructural development”, he ended.