The President General of Amawbia town union in Awka South Local Government Area of Anambra state, Engr. Godwin Aronu has raised the alarm over what he termed unwarranted interference in the running of the town union by the regent of the community, Chief Emeka Maduka (Osojeze).
Aronu, in a press briefing, claimed the traditional institution, according to the constitution of the community, has no role in the day to day running of the town union.
He said: “On the Easter Monday, Osojeze without the authority summoned the community and levelled frivolous allegations on me. When I wanted to speak, he did not allow me.
“His minions as covertly planned, moved a motion of impeachment against me and the regent declared that I am no longer the president general”.
Aronu explained that Osojeze had written petition to the Commissioner of police and he went there and cleared the unsubstantiated allegations.
He said that the tension created in the community made him to postpone the central council meeting on the eve of Easter and on the Easter Monday Osojeze instructed miscreants to block his office.
He said: According to Amawbia constitution, traditional institution has no power over the running of the town union not to talk of sacking the president general.
He also explained that president general is not subordinate to the traditional institution but they have symbiotic relationship.
“The central council called “Izu Amawbia” which I superintendent, is subordinate to the present general and submits report on the delegated powers to the president general.
The president general however said that steps are being taken to restore normalcy in the community.
Also speaking to the press, Chief Dan Maduka who is the “Supreme traditional titular head of Isi Ozo-ichie Ukwu Amawbia expressed disgust over the action of Emeka Maduka.
He said: “With my position as a father and the chief custodian of culture and tradition in the comments, Emeka Maduka has no authority nor mandate on what he did.
He ignited the fire of distabilization even as his tenure as Osojeze had expired on the 28 of February, 2023″.
Efforts to get the Regent’s response were unsuccessful as he neither picked calls nor respond to texts sent to his phone.