The people of Oghara-Iyede in Isoko North Local Government Area of Delta state over the weekend disgraced the Commissioner for Housing in Delta State, Arch. Joe .A. Ogeh as they booed and rejected his ‘Kolanut wedge’ offered to them.
It was learnt that the rejection followed accusations that the Commissioner had poorly represented his people since his appointment.
Source at the community told BigPen Online that the disgraceful and embarrassing incident took place at an enlarged stakeholders meeting held at the country home of the commissioner in Oghara Iyede on Sunday 26, November, 2017.
Kolanut, in a traditional setting are supported with money which act as a wedge so that the kola nut does not roll off and fall to the ordinary ground.
The community source said the people kicked against the Honorable Commissioner mainly for his poor representation as a former commissioner representing the Isoko Ethnic Nationality in DESOPADEC and now Commissioner for Housing.
“The people rejected the commissioner’s three Hundred thousand Naria for kolanut and was pointblankly told that it will no longer be business as usual in a situation where they always use money to deny them of their rights and entitlements.
The people, specifically accused Ogeh of doing nothing about the deplorable state of Iyede roads having served as DESOPADEC commissioner and currently Housing Commissioner.
‘They expressed their displeasure over the poor state of Iyede road and his inability to influence any meaningful project to the community over the years”.
“It was a serious disgraceful moment for Ogeh as he was booed and embarrassed out of the community”.