Abuja trip: Anambra community disowns monarch, accuses him of sabotage

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People of Alor community in Idemili South Local Government Area of Anambra have condemned the disrespect shown by their traditional ruler, Igwe Elibe Mac-Anthony Chinedu Okonkwo, describing it as an act of sabotage and disloyalty against the state Government.

The monarch was among the renegade traditional rulers who also attempted to desecrate the Office of the Governor of Anambra State in company of some unscrupulous traditional rulers and businessmen.

In a statement issued by Chief Sir Uzoma Igbonwa (Okife), President-General, Alor People Assembly (APA), formerly, Alor People’s Convention, regretted that the monarch who was imposed on them had strangely been conducting himself to the disapproval of the community, culminating in the latest sabotage against the state government.

The statement partly read, “We hereby wish to state our unequivocal support for the Governor and every step he has taken to restore sanity to our traditional institution, the suspension of erring Traditional Rulers that includes the purported Traditional Ruler of Alor.

“We, the good people of Alor are peace-loving, law-abiding and loyal to the Government of Anambra State. And we shall continue to do so.

“We, hereby dissociate our entire community from the actions of Igwe Elibe Mac-Anthony Chinedu Okonkwo, who was imposed on our community and has strangely been conducting himself to the disapproval of our people, culminating in the latest sabotage against the government of Anambra State.

“The State Government may well see the reason the Alor community rejected this imposition on us by the former Governor, Mr Peter Obi and more reasons, the communities should be allowed to freely elect its traditional rulers in an atmosphere strictly guided by democracy, traditions and the norms.

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“This also offers us the opportunity to thank our illustrious son and the Minister of Labour and Employment, Sen. Chris Nwabueze Ngige, for swiftly acting to prevent the total desecration of the Office of the Governor, before Mr President and the people of Nigeria.”

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