The Delta State Traditional Rulers Council has dissociated itself from the proposed Delta Monarchs Summit to deliberate on power rotation in Delta state ahead of 2023.
The Chairman of the Delta State Traditional Rulers Council and Orodje of Okpe, Major General Felix Mujakpuerou rtd, Orhue 1 made the clarification while fielding questions from Journalists shortly after the end of the councils meeting in Asaba.
The Asagba of Asaba, Obi , Prof. Chike Edozie , a fortnight ago said traditional rules were preparing to hold a summit to discuss the burning issue of power rotation among the three senatorial districts in the state.
The Asagba who spoke through the Obi of Abavo, Uche Erenumah said the move had because necessary to dowse the political tension in the state.
But the Oroje of Okpe, flanked by the 1st Vice Chairman Pere SP Luke Kalanama VIII and 2nd Vice Chairman, Agbogidi Henry Kikachukwu 1 , explained that Traditional Rulers were apolitical adding that there was no basis for the convocation of such summit.
The Orodje of Okpe disclosed that the Council was unaware of such move adding that the highly exalted Traditional Rulers Institution should not be dragged in to politics.
The Chairman however assured that the Traditional Rulers will continue to work and cooperate with any Government in power for the growth, peace and development of Delta State.
The Council advised against Royal Fathers against the conferment of chieftaincy titles on persons of questionable Characters in the society following the submission of internet fraud report by the 2nd vice Chairman of the Council.
The council enjoined members to tackle the menace of internet fraud through awareness campaign and urged government to develop a zero tolerance policy to rid the state of internet fraud and other forms of criminality.
The Delta Monarchs thanked the state Governor for the Anti grazing law and setting up of the committee to enforce the law.
The Council Chairman disclosed resolution to set up 5 committees including General purpose and welfare, Ethics and privileges, Alternative dispute resolution and security adding that this was sequel to the expiration of the tenure of the immediate past council.