The traditional ruler of Upata Kingdom, HRM Nye Udu Felix Enene Otuwarikpo has on Saturday charged Upata people to rally together and defend the Kingdom from forces that seek to create instability and chaos by putting the Kingdom’s interest above personal interests.
The traditional ruler gave the charge while addressing Clan Heads, Community Heads, Title Chiefs, Leaders of Uzugbani Upata, Opinion Leaders, Youth Leaders among others at an expanded meeting of Upata Traditional Council held at the Civic Hall of the Upata Civic Centre, Edeoha.
He admitted that the journey to greatness might be strewn with challenges, but expressed optimism that there is hope despite perceived distractions.
He urged the people to cherish and focus on building confidence as patriots noting, “the task of building a great Kingdom is a collective one. All of us must partake in” and that the seeming lapses not withstanding, Upatans “must rise to the occasion both as leaders and citizens to advance practicable solutions and play active roles in resolving observed difficulties.”
According to him, this was not the time to sit and throw blames at one another, but to remain focused on the task of building a stronger, united and virile Upata Kingdom.
The meeting which reviewed current security situation, considered reports from committee heads, particularly report from the Upata Market Committee.