THE people of Ogbe-Ijoh community have expressed displeasure over report of the panel of inquiry into the Ogbe-Ijoh and Aladja land dispute claiming that the panel went beyond its assigned mandate by increasing the mandatory 289 hectares of land to be acquired by the Delta State government.
National coordinator, Concerned Members for Peace in Ogbe-Ijoh Warri Kingdom, Friday Denighan, in a statement yesterday, explained that the report by the panel report was misleading, stressing that the panel did not have the powers to shift the boundaries of Udu and Warri South council areas.
He said: “The report which the panel presented to the state governor is misleading as the panel went beyond its assigned mandate by increasing the mandatory land to be acquired, contrary to what was agreed by all stakeholders during the December 20, 2016 meeting.
“The panel was simply tasked with the assignment of identifying and demarcating the disputed boundaries.”
The government in acting on the panel’s report should note that the shifting of the boundaries of both council areas is not the prerogative of the panel.”
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