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Delta State Traditional Rulers Staged Walk-out As VP Osinbajo Arrived Late

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The proposed peace meeting which the Vice President Yemi Osinbajo went to attend at the Gbaramatu Kingdom, Delta State witnessed a setback yesterday as the traditional rulers who arrived at the venue earlier attempted to leave the venue immediately the VP came in with his entourage.

It was gathered that locked down of the venue which prevented the traditional rulers from leaving with their vehicles soon forced them back inside the Conference Hall of the Petroleum Training Institute, Effurun.

In the entourage with the VP was Governor of the State, Senator Ifeanyi Okowa, Minister of State for Petroleum Dr Ibe Kacikwu, Coordinator of Presidential Amnesty Programme and Special Adviser to the President on Niger Delta Matters, Brig-Gen Paul Boroh (Rtd) among others.

BlackBox Nigeria learnt that the Osinbajo landed in Oporoza aboard a Nigerian Navy 231 helicopter at about some minutes past noon on Monday and immediately went into talks with Governor Okowa who was on ground to receive him.

He was in an early interaction session with the Pere of Gbaramatu, His Royal Majesty Oboro Gbarun II Aketekpe and his Council of Chiefs. The Governor was also present at the session.

The bone of contention of the meeting was based on the ownership of the Okerenkoko location of the proposed Nigerian Maritime University as disagreement looms between the Ijaw and Itsekiri ethnic groups in Gbaramatu Kingdom.

After the hectic rounds of meeting, at about 5pm, the traditional rulers escorted Osinbajo back to the airport as he returned to Abuja same day.

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