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LG Poll: Ozobo shines, promises to revive dying traditional wrestling, cultural dance, others



By Sunday Onye, Senior Correspondent

A frontline chairmanship aspirant in Burutu Local Government Council of Delta State has expressed serious concerns over the depreciating level of Traditional values and norms in Ijaw and Delta at large.

Ozobo who is a human rights activist and political philosopher said this in a statement that he signed and a copy was sent to newsmen in Warri on Friday.

In the statement he titled: “My Realistic Reform More For Burutu Agenda,” he said dying cultural traditions in Burutu Local Government Area would be revived with a view of creating jobs for deserving youths when elected to power.

While berating factors responsible for the underdevelopment of cultural activities, he would contribute meaningfully to restoring the lost cultural heritage in Burutu LGA.

This, included traditional wrestling, cultural dance, swimming, canoe-race, community festivals, inter-school quiz competitions and others.

The statement reads,

“My Realistic Reform More For Burutu Agenda

“I will reform our dying cultural traditions. It gives our people joy and happiness. When I was growing up in the village l enjoyed it so much. I could abandon fishing to go and watch traditional wrestling. It is either inter-community or two renowned champions engaging one another. It was lively especially when done in the holiday festive season.

“What about our cultural dance? This is one unique dance, female children love so much. It gives parents joy when they see their children performing in a grand style. The society is depreciating instead of progressing or advancing. Our local swimming activities are forgotten, the local football competition is abandoned, the canoe race, inter-school quiz competition and others have gone moribund.

“In More for Burutu Agenda, I will resuscitate it. I will invest in it. I will build talent from it. I will empower youths through it. I will create jobs through it.

“Join the moment!
The More for Burutu Team is real!”.