The chieftaincy tussle in Ishi-ozalla Group, Nkanu West Native Authorities Space of Enugu State is much from over as a number of members of the neighborhood have disowned an igweship election reportedly held not too long ago.
DAILY POST experiences that the aggrieved indigenes of the neighborhood, who described the purported election of a brand new conventional ruler within the space as illegal, are asking the federal government to not give credence to the method.
They made their place identified throughout a peaceable protest and presentation of place letters to workplaces of some safety businesses within the State, the Enugu State Home of Meeting, Workplace of the Lawyer Common of the State, Ministry of Chieftaincy Issues, amongst different related businesses and ministries.
Addressing newsmen, the Chairman of Edeaniagu Village, Mr. Christian Uzochukwu expressed shock that some authorities functionaries had been a part of what he known as the misleading plan to impose an unpopular individual on the neighborhood as their conventional ruler, whatever the public outcry and rising insecurity within the space.
He lamented the ostracization of over 5 villages earlier than the purported election, stating that they had been dedicated to an all-inclusive election as instructed by Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi and urged the folks to stay calm.
“No one will settle for this sort of election they did right this moment for the collection of any Igwe. It surprises me that even when the present PG was crying that there isn’t any peace, that some folks had been even ostracized, they now put the PG by the facet, PG that the federal government acknowledged, was not suspended, however they pushed him by the facet and carried on with a collection of Igwe.
“Has the federal government stopped listening to the cries of the plenty? I don’t suppose so. Folks heard and noticed that occurred, they pushed apart the PG, used his Deputy. I advised them that the villages they ostracized usually are not a part of their choice or election, that we’re dissociating ourselves from it however they refused to present me an viewers, for them to now write my title as a part of people who participated and supported the election, that’s fraud,” he lamented.
One other protester, Mr C. J. S. Okereke stated the election and recognition of any individual as the standard ruler of Ishi-ozalla was null and void because the matter was in courtroom and all of the events had been duly served.
He expressed hope that the choice of the courtroom on the stated election and recognition may be totally different, noting that circumventing the choice of the courtroom is an enormous offence in regulation.
Okereke declared that: “when this matter got here up, I used to be briefed and I used to be considering that the federal government will do justice to it. When it was apparent that they weren’t attending to the demand of the folks, there was a go well with filed at Agbani Excessive Courtroom, sadly that matter remains to be pending and I’m listening to all these.
“Do they wish to circumvent what the courtroom will say later? Perhaps the perpetrators of this injustice try to avoid the regulation. I do know that when the courtroom resumes, the angle of the courtroom should be totally different from what we’re seeing right this moment.
“You ostracize a folks and on the backdoor you choose or choose anyone and anticipate that individual to lord it over the ostracized. Is the individual elected going to be the chief of these ostracized or these not ostracized?
“I intend to speak a letter straight to His Excellency, the Governor of Enugu State as a result of a lot of the letters earlier on written had been hijacked by the best way and by no means obtained to the workplace of His Excellency.”
Additionally talking, one other indigene of the neighborhood, Pastor Luke Eze puzzled why the federal government officers excluded the city Union President of Ishi-Ozalla in the entire course of, insisting that they won’t acknowledge somebody that was imposed on them.
Ishi-ozalla Group has been embroiled in disaster over alleged intimidation and ostracization of some folks from the scheme of issues.
Chief Sylvanus Okereke was not too long ago elected Igwe by a faction of the neighborhood and was acknowledged by the State Authorities.
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