Contrary to popular insinuations, the Ugoani of Okpanam Kingdom, His Royal Majesty, Michael Mbanefo Ogbolu has insisted that he enjoys cordial relationship with the Omu of Okpanam, Omu Martha Dunkwu just as he called for the revamp of Asaba Textile Mill.
In an exclusive interview with our correspondent on Tuesday, the monarch said that the media sensationalized his relationship with the Omu, stressing that his rapport with the Omu has been devoid of rancor or ill will.
“I enjoy an excellent relationship with the Omu, what you read on the pages of the newspaper is what I refer to as media hype. There is no quarrel whatsoever between my person and our illustrious Omu” he said.
He commended the Commissioner for Information, Ogbueshi Patrick Ukah for attracting transformation to the community, even as he said “that was why we considered it to confer chieftaincy title on him. As of today he is the Enyi of Okpanam kingdom”.
In the same vein, the Ugoani passed a vote of confidence on Governor Ifeanyi Okowa, stressing that given the meager resources, he has performed credible well, evident in the massive infrastructural development, sports development and agriculture, even as he appealed to the Governor to restore Asaba Textile Mill as he did to the Stephen Keshi Stadium.
Addressing newsmen on the sidelines, the Commissioner for Information and the Enyi of Okpanam, Ogbueshi Patrick Ukah, who came to felicitate with the Kind on his New Yam Festival, said that he was grateful and happy that the people of Okpanam community appreciate his efforts, even as he gave the credit to Governor Okowa who made such developments possible.
“Just as the thoughts of God are good for his people, I know that the thoughts of Okowa for the people of Okpanam, Oshimili North and the entire state are of good. My prayer is that our people will continue to appreciate this goodness that we experience today. This is just the beginning.
I am happy to see that Okpanam appreciate the little that I have been able to d and it is only through the help of God and our Governor because most of the developments that you can see in this town would not have been possible if the Governor had not given his approval. The entire cabinet of the government of Delta State, led by Governor Okowa has made it possible” he said.