Fri. Apr 10th, 2020

Abuetor Community Gets Written Constitution Amidst Jubilation

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It was jubilation galore at the weekend as an autonomous community, the Abuetor Development Union (ADU) in Sagbama Local Government area of Bayelsa State adopted a written constitution to guide the day-to-day running of its affairs.
A draft copy of the constitution was unanimously adopted during an enlarged Annual General Meeting (AGM) held on September 20 at the main auditorium of the Abuetor Town Hall.
The council of chiefs headed by the Odioogbo (Paramount Ruler) of the community, president general, youth and women bodies and representatives of all registered branches which include: Lagos, Port Harcourt, Yenagoa, Warri and Isoko were in attendance in the meeting.
The president general, Mr. Lovely Agwor, while officially handing over a copy of the constitution to the paramount ruler of the community said his joy knew no bounds as Abuetor community witnessed the provision of its first written constitution under his regime.
The president, whose tenure would end in 2021 as unanimously agreed by the community, thanked the people for not only having confidence in his administration but standing by him at all times.
Stating that his government was open to criticism, he admonished those who may choose that path to do it constructively and avoid actions capable of heating up the polity.
“I lack words to express my profound joy on this historic day in our developmental trajectory. I am humbled by your show of cooperation and appreciation of our modest efforts.
“We could not have got a constitution, which will be guiding our actions, if not for your cooperation and the confidence you have in us. I sincerely appreciate the Odiologbo and his council of chiefs, my cabinet, our men, women and the youths for your unflinching support without which we would not have achieved this feat,” he said.
Agwor called on all and sundry to join hands with his leadership to move the community forward, urging members to adhere strictly to the tenets of the constitution for peace and development. .
The paramount ruler, Chief Asiemor Oghenemeye, thanked the president and his team for ensuring that the community had a constitution which would serve as a guiding principle for every member.

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