Oki Youths in Agbor have pledged total support for the Elema of Oki, Chief Edison Edward. The youths disclosed this during a scheduled visit to the Elema at his ancestral home at Oki Uku last Sunday, December 20.The youths were led in the visit by their Chairman, Mr Calistus Onainor. They were warmly received by the Elema, Chief Edison Edward and members of his Ogwa.
In his remark, Mr Calistus Onainor said that the essence of the visit was to congratulate the newly installed Elema and also pledged their support for him.
According to Onainor, ” We are here to congratulate you newly installed traditional leader and the Elema of Oki, Agbor, Chief Edison Edward. We are very happy with his installation because it has put an end to over four decades of Oki without an Elema. I am assuring you all that Oki youths under my leadership will give one hundred percent support to our Elema, we are solidly behind him and we are going to work with him in order to move Oki forward. While we congratulate our Elema we wish him long and successful reign on the stool of his forefathers.
Chief Philip Onyekpe, the Obasogie of Ugbeka Kingdom and other leaders of Oki Community who spoke during the meeting thanked the youths for coming to identify with the Elema, pointing out that Oki is now more established as her traditional leader has been installed. They added that the growth of Oki is a collective effort that requires the contributions of all Oki sons and daughters both at home and in the Diaspora. They promised to join the youths in their quest to move Oki forward.
Responding, Chief Edison Edward, the Elema of Oki expressed gratitude to the Calistus Onainor led youths, saying that he was honoured with their visit. While wishing them well in their different fields of endeavours, he advised that they should remain committed in their bid to better Oki land. He added that as the traditional leader of Oki, he will do his best and in synergy with his subjects to impact positively on the lives of his people.
The executive members of Oki youths Agbor branch are: Calistus Onaimor, Chairman. Chuks Ndidi, Vice Chairman, Festus Nuonum, General Secretary, Lucky Abaigbe, 2nd Vice, Sunday Obianke, Treasurer, Paul Nkemachor, Financial Secretary, Eric Onamor, Assistant Secretary, Ayere Monday, Provost, Idegwu Wisdom, Provost and Uhure Festus, 2nd Assistant Secretary.
The Elema of,Chief Edison Edward in a group photograph with youths and elders of Oki
The Elema, Chief Edison Edward (m) flanked youths & elders of Oki