Tuesday, 24 March 2015

Oro Traditional Rulers Council bans Essu Nlap Oro

The Council of Oro  Traditional Rulers,  Akwa Ibom State, Saturday, proscribed Essu Nlap Oro which was regarded as the apex organization for all Oro youths.
The Council also proscribed another youth body known as the Supreme Council of Akpakip Oro Youths.

The Chairman, Council of Oro Traditional Rulers, His Royal Highness Ovong E.O.Isemin while addressing a large crowd of Oro youths at the Oron Civic Centre said the prescription of Essu Nlap Oro and the Supreme Council of Akpakip Oro Youths became necessary because of incessant leadership tussle which has eroded their roles in uniting Oro youths and “rampant factionalization which engender violent confrontation and frequent threat to peace”.
Ovong E.O Isemin whose address to the Oro youths was read by the Vice President 1 of Oro Union, Ulo A. Uye in the presence of the Secretary to the Council of Oro Traditional Rulers, Offong N. I Nkeruwem also accused the two youth groups of “working at cross purposes with the cogent aspirations of Oro people.”

Ovong Isemin announced the formation of a new group, Nlap Isong Akpakip Oro, to lead the youths of Oro.

The interim leadership of the new group was sworn-in immediately with Victor Anwanakak as president, John Obisung, vice president, and Barr. Omen Bassey, secretary. 

Others executive members of  Nlap Isong Akpakip Oro are: Kedrick Isangedighi, assistant secretary; Hannah Effiong Uye, treasurer; Anwana Ikott, financial secretary; Esu Amba Antakikam Amba, publicity secretary; Eddie Ankwai, director of research; Iniobong Nyong Edmund, director of mobilization; Victor Onomo, director of socials; Josephine Jimmy Ebito, welfare officer; Barr. Abia Effiong Bassey, legal adviser; Blessing Bassey Ekpenyong, women leader. 

The Council of Oro Traditional Rulers while calling on Oro youths to embrace the new organization, warned that persons and organizations who transact business with the proscribed groups, do so at their own risk.
The Council said, “Oro Nation is strong, united and ever alert to defend and protect both our interest and core values which distinguish Oro from other people.” 

Dignitaries who were present at the brief event included the President General of Oro Union, Chief Asukwo Inuikim Obon; a former Nigerian ambassador to Greece, Chief Etim Uye; a retired permanent secretary in the Akwa Ibom State government and the President, Women Wing of Oro Union, Barr (Mrs.) Mary Ewa; Itai Oro, Mrs. Mary Inyang.

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