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Edewor, bridge builder, trusted friend, say Itsekiri leaders
Written by
Emma Arubi

Chief O.P. Edodo, the Olorogun of Warri who led a 10-man Itsekiri Leaders of Thought to Eku, Ethiope East Council area of Delta State, yesterday, stated this when they paid a condolence visit to the home and family of the late Olokun of Eku.

According to him, Chief Edewor was a source of pride to Urhobo people as a one time President-general of the UPU, an industrialist of no mean achievement and a symbol of truth, loyalty and industry, saying that late Chief Edewor provided job opportunities to thousands of Deltans in his numerous companies in Warri and that the Itsekiri people would ever remember him as a true friend and brother.

Responding, a scion of Chief Edewor dynasty, Chief Bernard Edewor, thanked the Itsekiri leaders profusely and recalled his late fatherís brotherly association with them, promising to maintain the relationship.

Speaking in company of  Mrs. Betty Edewor, Chief Bernard said his late father had a very fruitful and rewarding business time with the Itsekiri people and implored them to extend same to the lager family whenever the need arose.

Other members of the Itsekiri team include, Chief Isaac Jemide, Pa. JOS Ayomike,  Anomuogharan, Edward Ekpoko, Mr. Vincent Jemide, J.E. Agbejule, Engr. Omatsola, Olatilewa Edwards and Sunny Urunmatsoma.