ASABA/Nigeria: A bid to change the name of Izu Anioma has met with fierce resistance by the Ndokwa Nation President Generals of the thirty seven clans comprising the Ndokwa East, Ndokwa West and Ukwuani Local Government Areas.
Izu Anioma, the apex body of Delta North Senatorial District in organising the people, has existed for over five decades with the name and it’s been proposed to be renamed as the Ndi Anioma.
The Present Generals during a meeting held at Lococoon Hotel, Kwale, the Headquarters of Ndokwa West, vehemently rejected the proposed change of name for whatever reason.
A statement made available to Ndokwa Reporters, and signed by Prince Igwe Nzekwe (JP) and Chief H. Ike Ijoma President and Secretary Ndokwa Nation Clans President Generals Association respectively, saying; ” Sequel to the resolution reached when the issue of charge of name was introduced, we wrote to convey our resentment on the issue.”
They asserted that the proposed change of name at this time when the already organised body is consolidating its political stand in support of second term ambition of Governor Ifeanyi Okowa is ill motivated.
Continuing; “All these years, the Ndokwa extraction in Anioma has accepted Izu Anioma as the apex body of Delta North, a body comparable to Urhobo Progress Union, Arewa in the North, Afenife in the South, Ohaneze Ndi Igbo of the East.”
The PGs, further argued that as an already registered body with Corporate Affairs Commission CAC, with it certificate and many landed properties to her credits, it is absurd to start afresh or to be dissolved into another body yet to be registered, due to numerous implications.
According to the PGs, the development of Anioma and her people does not depend on a change of name, rather it is on setting up good agenda and pursuing it vigorously that can guarantee progress.
They called for urgent process to elect credible executive under the name Izu Anioma.