OLEH- The Isoko Development Union, IDU, ably led by High Chief Iduh Amadhe, has officially launched the historical masterpiece centred on the peculiar origin of the nineteen clans and communities that make up the Isoko ethnic nation which was written by one of her illustrious sons, Mr Edafewotu Onokarojakoma Endurance.
The event held at the IDU National Secretariat which was chaired by a renowned legal luminary and multinational community relations expert, Chief (Barr) Afahokor Akpovienehe Duncan, the Ododo of Umeh Kingdom and also had the presence of the Delta state commissioner for higher education, Prof Patrick Muoboghare as its special guest of honour.
Speaking during the ceremony, the chairman of the day, Chief Afahokor Duncan commended Mr Endurance for his efforts in ensuring he joined other educationists and historians whom at separate times, had written about the history of Isoko ethnicity’s origin such as the great historian from Uzere Kingdom, Prof (Chief) Ekoko Abednego.
He further admonished everyone who would have a different view stated in the masterpiece, “The Isoko Ethnic Nationality: In Time Perspective”, to tow same path as the author of the book has done in putting into soft and hardcopies their oral understanding of the ancestral drift of Isoko clans to correct the perceived errors in their own historical origin.
The activities slated for the event highlighted eye-catching scenes by various Isoko cultural dance groups trilling the audience with their sensational voices and simultaneous artistic steps to the amazement of everyone and in succession, selected pupils from the primary school also did a wonderful performance.
Mr Edafewotu Endurance expressing his appreciation to everyone who supported him in actualizing the vision cum reality returned all thanks to the almighty God for giving him the inspiration and zeal to pen down the historical masterpiece which was borne our of his passion and love he has for his ethnic nation.
The ceremony was graced by notable sons and daughters of Isoko extraction amongst whom are, Hon Joel-Onowakpo Thomas, CEO Elomaz Group of Companies, The state coordinator of FIRS, Rivers, Edo, Delta and his team, Prophet Jones Erue, APC state chairman, HE. Eta Enahoro, CEO, Skywards Resources Limited, Chief John Araka, Chief Oyibo Panama, Hon Obrogo Kola, Secretary of Isoko South LGA, Chief Lucky Esigie, Leader APC Isoko nation, Hon Lucky Okperi, Hon (Pst) Silas Buowe, Isoko ethnic royal fathers, Chief Andy Ejeje, Hon Lucky Arumari, Hon Andrew Egunoma, Hon Odogu Emiakpor, High Chief Edhekpo Uyoyou, Hon Jerry Odugala, Mrs Christine Aluyi and representative of University Press Ltd, Ibadan.
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