The Anambra State Association of Town Union(ASATU) on Thursday revealed the body had lost six Presidents-General of different communities in the state to violence.
National President, Bar. Titus Akpudo disclosed this in a press briefing in Awka while reacting to an attack on the President-General (PG) of Ifetedunu, Dunukofia Local Government Area of the state, Uchenna Nwoye by some aggrieved members of his community.
He said the body would no longer fold its arms and watch its members being humiliated and killed without any form of provocation.
He named the communities whose PGs were murdered to include those of Nimo( Njikoka LGA), Omor( Ayamelum LGA), Orom Etiti( Anambra West( LGA),Nanka( Orumba North LGA and Obosi( Idemili North LGA).
Responding on the Ifitedunu incident where the PG was publicly attacked and injured, the ASATU boss called on relevant authorities who had been petitioned over the incident to expedite actions on investigation and punish the culprits to serve as deterrent to others.
He said,” Ifitedunu town union PG is our member. It’s our duty to protect him. It’s our duty to protect our members. That’s what will give them the freedom to operate freely. One needs to do his job without fear of molestation. We have had experience were PGs were killed, beaten, molested in many communities.
“The Ifitedunu PG was beaten publicly. He is a family man; how will his children and wife feel watching the video? If nothing is done about this, people will be reluctant to offer leadership to communities.
Akpudo passed vote of confidence in the state Commissioner for Local Government, Chieftaincy and Community Affairs, Mr Tonycollins Nwabunwanne.
While praising the achievements of the Commissioner, the ASATU boss said most communities in the state were now calm and experiencing peace under the Commissioner.