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OKPE APPEALS TO JONATHAN, UDUAGHAN OVER CABINET POSTS

By NBF News
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LAGOS - Okpe leaders have taken decisions on the  issue of allocation of top positions in the next political dispensation, allegations of malpractices during the recently-held national elections, petitions  before election tribunals  and other issues affecting the kingdom.

They also appealed to President  Goodluck Jonathan to give a ministerial slot to Okpe and for Governor Emmanuel Uduaghan to appoint Okpe indigenes as commissioners and chairmen in key ministries and boards.

The leaders, who met in Okpe Union Headquarters in Lagos, on Monday, noted that Okpe voted massively for Jonathan and Uduaghan and should be carried along in their administrations.

At a briefing after  the meeting, Secretary General of Okpe Union Worldwide, Henry Ebireri, said  the rancour, especially among Okpe political elite, repositioning of Okpe to enable the people get a fair share  under President Jonathan and Gov. Uduaghan led governments as well as the state of underdevelopment in the kingdom  were among the issues that topped the agenda of the meeting.

President-General, Okpe Union Worldwide, Architect Ralph Karieren, and chairmen of affiliate bodies at home and abroad were some of the prominent Okpe sons and daughters who attended the meeting.

'We are  interested in what will benefit the larger Okpe people for now,'  Ebireri told news men.