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PIA: Engr. Olaye Steps Down as Chairman of HCDT in OML 42

Engr Dr. Olaye Messiah Doupade, who recently assumed the Chairmanship of the OKOEA Host Community Development Trust (HCDT) in OML 42, has stepped down following intervention from prominent leaders of the Gbaramatu Kingdom in Warri South West Local Government Area of Delta State.

According to Dr. Olaye, prominent leaders from the Gbaramatu Kingdom such as High Chief Government Oweizide Ekpomupolo, aka Tompolo, High Chief P.T. Heavens, High Chief Michael Johnny, and other principal stakeholders urged him to allow Mr Monday Mieyefa to continue as Chairman, a decision that was supported by the kingdom’s leadership.

Dr Doupade’s withdrawal came amid controversy surrounding his emergence as Chairman. While he was initially endorsed by various community groups, concerns raised by some board members prompted Dr Doupade to gracefully comply with the kingdom’s decision, emphasizing his commitment to peace and unity.

In his statement to GbaramatuVoice, Dr Doupade stressed the importance of obedience to constituted leadership and expressed confidence in Mr Mieyefa’s ability to serve the community effectively. He thanked his supporters and urged them to work in harmony with the new leadership.

The smooth transition of leadership reflects the collective efforts of stakeholders to ensure the effective management of the HCDT. Despite the change, stakeholders remain optimistic about the kingdom’s progress under Mr Mieyefa’s leadership.

Dr Doupade also expressed gratitude to the board members and other stakeholders for their support and congratulated High Chief Government Oweizide Ekpomupolo (Tompolo) on his recent honor as “Internal Security Meritorious Award” conferred on him by the national body of the Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ).

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