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Igwe tussle: Umuoji commends govt intervention

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UMUOJI community, in Idemili North Local Government Area of Anambra State, has expressed gratitude to Anambra State Government for prompt intervention in a royal stoll tussle that has affected peace in the community. 

Members of the community marched to the Government House, Awka to seek Gov. Willie Obiano’s to seek intervention to stop the simmering Igwe tussle. 

Former traditional ruler of Umuoji, Igwe Cyril Enweze, who died in 2019, was buried recently to pave way for an election to fill the vacant stool. An inconclusive election was held on June 8, to produce a candidate. 

Speaking to the Media, a lawyer to one of the aspirants, Mr Ifeanyi Mbañusi claimed that some members of Umuoji community tried to introduce some strange provisions into the constitution guiding the election. 

He claimed that the Dimechem Quarters of Umuoji is being denied its constitutional rights to produce an Igwe. 

“This is a veritable time-bomb for tomorrow if such a dangerous precedent is set today.” 

In separate remarks, two elders from the community, Chief Gilbert Okoye and Chief Stanley Okosa said Umuoji called on aggrieved parties to heed the government’s electoral intervention. 

Addressing the people, Secretary to the State Government, Prof Solo Chukwulobelu commended them for their expression of support to the government, stressing that Anambra Government will continue to seek peace in the traditional institutions in communities of the state.

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