Traditional rulers in Delta North senatorial district have thrown their weight behind the formation of a Pan-Anioma group known as ANIOMA UNION.
Rising from a special meeting which held today at the palace of the Obi Of Owa ,in Ika North East local government area, the monarchs resolved that the proposed ANIOMA UNION, encompassing the socio- cultural quadrants of Aniocha, Oshimili,Ika and Ndokwa,would advance the development of Delta North.
The Obi of Owa, His Royal Majesty, Obi Dr. Emmanuel Efeizomor 11, JP, OON, who spoke on behalf of the Kings expressed confidence that the ANIOMA UNION would promote the social, cultural, political and economic development of Anioma land.
Obi Efeizomor called on those behind the pan Anioma group to ensure that the aggregate interests of all sons and daughters of Delta North are taken into consideration for the betterment of all.
In the words of Obi Efeizomor:
“As royal fathers and custodians of Anioma land and the people,we believe the natives of Delta North must come come together under one hugh umbrella in unity, love and oneness to project and protect their common desires and interests not only in Delta but Nigeria as a whole”
The forum of Delta North traditional rulers said the senatorial district needed a strong, United and powerful voice that would advance the interest and aspirations of Anioma region and her people in Diaspora ,in the mould of Arewa, Afenefere, Ohaneze Ndigbo, Urhobo Progressive Union, Ijaw National Congress and Isoko development among other socio cultural organizations.
The Monarchs noted that Anioma Nation had made outstanding contributions to the development of modern Nigeria, from the colonial to the post independent era with the salutary impact of her sons and daughters ,spanning all spheres of life endeavours in Africa ‘s most populous country.
While appealing for total support towards the success of the pan Anioma group,the traditional rulers advised that the ANIOMA UNION should faithfully serve the general interest of all, to stand the test of time, as the umbrella body of the present and future generations of Anioma people.
The Monarchs who prayed for peace and sustainable development in Anioma land and Delta state in general,were drawn from all the 9 local government areas in Delta North.