Obol Lopon of Ugep and Paramount ruler of Yakurr LGA, Obol Ubi Ujong Inah has told the Ediba Union in Calabar, a union of Ediba people in the diaspora, that he does not need to be thanked when he does things for Ediba and Usumutong communities in Abi LGA, Cross River state, because both communities played critical roles in his early days as a young man, www.calitown.com can report.
The monarch was particular that in championing the cause for peace among both communities who recently went to war, it was his desire to see the communities set aside their differences and work at ensuring that peace returns to the area so that “children can go back to school, men and women can go to farm without looking over their shoulders and the domestic economy that has been crippled by this communal clash, can be restored”.
Obol Inah who granted the union audience at his palace in Ugep over the weekend, was emphatic in disclosing that while he is happy to be associated with the return of peace to the area, the Ediba and Usumutong communities must embrace actions that “lead us all away from war. It is only peace that can help our communities grow, war will not. I will also add that where any of the communities fan the embers of war again, Yakurr communities will have to help fight for peace and wenall know what all that means”.
Earlier, Dr Bassey Esu who led an 18 man delegation, which also included the Permanent Secretary in the CRS Ministry of Information, Freedom Ejom, told the monarch that their visit has the blessing of the Ediba people and was to appreciate him for the role he played in returning peace to the area. Esu while thanking him, also pleaded that Obol Inah use his reverred position to further ensure that even though difficulties may ensue, compliance to the peace agreement is followed to a logical conclusion. “No party should violate the peace condition, parties must be made to show commitment and this peace must also be extended to all Bahumono communities”, Esu insisted.
Gift items were handed over to the monarch while the Okpebili of Ugep, the traditional prime minister, led the gathering in a prayer of peace.
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