We Are Not Uvwie, But Okpe Indigenes, Delta Community Says

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Claims that Okoijorogu land belongs to Uvwie Kingdom has been refuted by the leadership of the community who said that they are Okpe-Urhobo people.

Okoijorogu Community Chairman, Mr. Rapheal Idjerhe, on behalf of the community petitioned the Delta State governor, Dr Emmanuel Uduaghan, saying, “For the avoidance of doubt,we categorically state that Amua Ijorogu (Okoijorogu) was founded by Ijorogu, a descendant of Okpe lineage, of the Evwreke 1 home of Okpe Kingdom.”

“Descendants of Ijorogu, who comprise Ijorogu and Aghwoghworiste families had inhabited the land from time as owners, occupiers, residents and the ones in exclusive possession of all the land therein.”

They therefore urged Governor Uduaghan to take a critical look at the issues raised by Udogun Okpe and the claim that Ijorogu land is in Uvwie Kingdom, as issues like this have in the past deteriorated to communal clashes in some communities.