By Kingsley Braide
The chairman of Sagbama Local Government Council, Hon. Embeleakpo Alale has met with leaders of Kabokiri community, weeks after their recognition as an autonomous community by the Bayelsa State Government.
The meeting according to the chairman was to intensify measures to integrate Kabokiri into mainstream Bayelsa politics and governance.
The Council boss in a statement by his media aide, Dr. Nikade Anderson, thanked the State Deputy Governor Sen. Lawrence Ewhrudjakpo for his strategic role in protecting Bayelsa’s territorial integrity and giving the people of Kabokiri community a sense of belonging.
He hinted that in compliance with stipulated electoral guidelines, plans have reached advance stage to conduct elections for the positions of Amadaowei, CDC Chairman, Women and Youth Wing as well as other leadership positions in Kabokiri community, at a date to be announced later.
Chiefs, heads of security agencies and other stakeholders present at the meeting made a renewed commitment to sustaining the existing peace and tranquility in the area.
Leaders of the Kabokiri people used the medium to express profound appreciation to Governor Douye Diri, his deputy Sen. Ewhrudjakpo and Hon. Alale for providing an all-inclusive and purposeful leadership at the State and Local Government levels.
Present at the meeting were leaders of Kabokiri community, the Political Secretary to SALGA Council Hon. Ozigbo Akposeiye Alfred, the Chief of Staff SALGA Council Hon. Benedict Zipador, Councillor representing Ofoni Ward 4 Hon. God bless Awhowho, The Divisional Police Officer Sagbama Area Command, among others.