The chieftaincy tussle in Ishi-ozalla Neighborhood, Nkanu West Native Authorities Space of Enugu State is much from over as a number of members of the group have disowned an igweship election reportedly held lately.
DAILY POST experiences that the aggrieved indigenes of the group, 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 recognized throughout a peaceable protest and presentation of place letters to places of work of some safety companies within the State, the Enugu State Home of Meeting, Workplace of the Legal professional Common of the State, Ministry of Chieftaincy Issues, amongst different related companies 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 referred to as the misleading plan to impose an unpopular individual on the group 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 individuals to stay calm.
“No person will settle for this type of election they did right this moment for the choice of any Igwe. It surprises me that even when the present PG was crying that there is no such thing as a peace, that some individuals had been even ostracized, they now put the PG by the aspect, PG that the federal government acknowledged, was not suspended, however they pushed him by the aspect and carried on with a choice of Igwe.
“Has the federal government stopped listening to the cries of the lots? I don’t assume so. Individuals 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 offer me an viewers, for them to now write my title as a part of those who participated and supported the election, that’s fraud,” he lamented.
One other protester, Mr C. J. S. Okereke mentioned the election and recognition of any individual as the standard ruler of Ishi-ozalla was null and void because the matter was in court docket and all of the events had been duly served.
He expressed hope that the choice of the court docket on the mentioned election and recognition may be totally different, noting that circumventing the choice of the court docket is a giant 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 individuals, there was a swimsuit filed at Agbani Excessive Court docket, sadly that matter remains to be pending and I’m listening to all these.
“Do they wish to circumvent what the court docket will say later? Perhaps the perpetrators of this injustice are attempting to bypass the regulation. I do know that when the court docket resumes, the perspective of the court docket have to be totally different from what we’re seeing right this moment.
“You ostracize a individuals and on the backdoor you choose or choose someone 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 many of the letters earlier on written had been hijacked by the way in which and by no means acquired to the workplace of His Excellency.”
Additionally talking, one other indigene of the group, 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 Neighborhood has been embroiled in disaster over alleged intimidation and ostracization of some individuals from the scheme of issues.
Chief Sylvanus Okereke was lately elected Igwe by a faction of the group and was acknowledged by the State Authorities.
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