A group identified as Elite People’s Forum (EPF) of Burutu Local Government Area, Delta State has called on the Governor of Delta State, Sen. Dr. Ifeanyi Arthur Okowa, Deputy Governor, Barr. Kingsley Burutu Otuaro, Executive Chairman Burutu LGA, Rt Hon Angele Godknows, leaders, and stakeholders of Operemor Kingdom to be cautious of their role in an alleged attempt of imposition of candidate in the forthcoming Operemor kingship election. The said selection is billed to take place this year.
In a statement issued by the forum chairman, Chief John Amatari said;
“We are here to install leader and not to deceive the gullible supporters, and not by I’m contesting, give me stool to rule when the individual is not even prepared to rule.
“The wise ones have said, give those who are ready to serve the common people of the kingdom (Operemor), championed by Amatari.
“We should work for a candidate who has integrity and popular to the masses, such person should be considered as the next Pere of Operemor Kingdom.
As a grassrooted group, we don’t want to jeopardize any selection in our prospective jurisdiction and really want to take the best amongst them”, the statement added.
The EPF is an intellectual group known in Burutu Local Government Area and the state at large.
The statement also reads in another part:
“We have agreed to work for a credible, influential and popular candidate who can build the kingdom to an enviable feat.”
The group has also used this medium to call on Council of Chiefs, stakeholders and compatriot citizens of Operemor Kingdom respectively, to sue for a transparent selection process so that a candidate with foresight and vision will emerge as King to ascend the throne.
The group has also come out strongly to condemn any attempt of imposition of candidate on the peace-loving people of Operemor Kingdom but allow fairness, equity and justice to prevail in the process, and warning stakeholders with the intention to steer clear from such corrupt practice.