It has become imperative to intimate Ekpeye people, Rivers people, Nigerians and the international Community about the clandenstine activities of some self centered individuals of Ekpeye extraction since HRM Nye Udu Felix Enene Otuwarikpo,Ph.D emerged as the Nye Udu Upata III of Upata Kingdom. As a progressive minded monarch, his emergence has troubled the camp of those not interested in the overall survival of the Upata Kingdom and her people and Ekpeye at large.
Like HRM Nye Udu Felix Enene Otuwarikpo, every other Upata monarch before him has been subjects of myriads of persecutions, unfounded allegations and constant bashing. But despite these challenges, they discharge their duties with a sense of purpose and efficiency. For sure, no Ekpeye traditional leader has shown a greater sense of emotional intelligence, empathy and responsiveness to the needs of their people like HRM Nye Udu Felix Enene Otuwarikpo. It is this towering figure that shallow minds labour in vain to tarnish.
HRM Nye Udu Felix Enene Otuwarikpo’s keen sense of empathy, is one unique trait which sets him apart from other leaders. This was exemplified by his selfless devotion, not only to his Upata people but to the entire people of Ekpeye. Like always, the unanimous decision of the Ekpeye people to have HRM Nye Udu Felix Enene Otuwarikpo as Ekpeye Regent on the demise of HRM Eze Robinson O. Robinson, Eze Ekpeye Logbo II, is one that has created jealousy, envy and outright hate. We beg to be disputed that his choice as Regent, is not in strict compliance to relevant Ekpeye laws.
Therefore, It is a combination of valid facts that the recent tactless and malicious post on Facebook by one Chiko Elvis Chiko on March 5th, an Ubie son, is a calculated attempt to further ridicule the Upata monarch and the entire Upata people. For the records, HRM Nye Udu Felix Enene Otuwarikpo is neither not on the run for any criminal offence or for “dupping someone with #25,000,000 naira.” He is walking the streets free as a law abiding citizen of Nigeria and will continue to do so without fear. Note, it is not for Chiko Elvis Chiko to start pointing accusing fingers at anyone without concrete proof.
The vexatious post is preposterous or maybe the author knows what the monarch don’t know regarding his daily activities and he should be bold to step forth with facts. Either way, the allegation is herewith condemned and we demand full apology and explanation from Chiko Elvis Chiko who we believe didn’t act alone. We hinged our believe on the fact that no known Ubie voice has condemned the post that overtly maligned the symbol of the Upata throne and by extension, the whole of Upata race. Despite obvious reasons to act cowardly as some do, no Upata son or daughter has descended to this low of insulting through social media or other medium, monarchs of other sub clan in Ekpeye Land. We might resort to this gutter method if other leaders fail to rein-in their overzealous subjects. Or better put, we might make public convincing information and facts on others if we are further pushed.
It is correct that what the sponsors of the spineless allegation planned to achieve, is to rob dirt on the rising profile of Nye Udu Upata Kingdom. He has built a solid integrity as a private citizen and made incontrovertible achievements as a top traditional ruler and there are so many other countless good gestures he and his Upata Traditional Council plan to achieve. They are poised to transform the Upata Kingdom to an Eldorado. His deep sense of service should rather prick others to retrace for common good.
While we see the post as a laughable comic display, it should be known that HRM Nye Udu Felix Enene Otuwarikpo, Nye Udu Upata III is not a fraudster as Chiko Elvis Chiko and his blurred vision paymasters want the world to believe.
Consequently, we dare say that Chiko Elvis Chiko should retract his blind accusations against the Upata monarch, apologize profusely through recognised media platforms (Print, TV and Radio) or be ready to explain how HRM Nye Udu Felix Enene Otuwarikpo “is on the run” for fear of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission on an alleged financial fraud.
Comrade Oyagiri Monday
Special Assistant on Media