The people of Ele kingdom in Oguj Bolo Local Government Area have been commended for their peaceful disposition before, during and after the 2019 elections in the area.
The Traditional Ruler and Amanyanabo of Ele kingdom, His Royal Highness, King Felix Tamunoseipiriala Okuru, Apina VII made the commendation in a chat with newsmen in the area soon after the Governorship and House of Assembly elections on Saturday.
King Felix Tamunoseipiriala Okuru said with their disposition and unity, the community will experience rapid growth and development and enjoined them to maintain that spirit in all their activities in the area.
The Ele monarch said no meaningful development could strive in an atmosphere of rancor, acrimony and infighting and further appealed to the people to always be their brothers keeper and think of what would move the ancient Ele kingdom to an enviable heights.
According to him, elections will come and go but the unity and progress of the community is paramount and also assured the people that he would carry everybody along in his reign as he operates an open door policy, appealing for all hands to be on deck for the continued peace, unity and development of the ancient Ele kingdom.
He noted that as God has blessed the community they should also ensure that their God given community does not wallow in any wrangling that will bring any set back to the community.
The king used the medium to advise all politicians to maintain the peace as politicians is a friendly game, adding that the problem in this country had seen the winner takes it all, otherwise if the winner takes everybody along, there will be no problem in the country.
He also thanked the chiefs for ensuring that their subjects played matured and understanding role during the elections, which had clearly shown that they have the love for the community and its developmental agenda and enjoin all to remain resolute and focus as the future will be great.
The Traditional Ruler commended INEC and the security for doing a perfect job during the elections in Ele kingdom and enjoined them to keep up the spirit despite the intimidating large presence of gun boats on the water ways to the community.