The 30years communal crisis that rocked Amorka Community in Ihiala Council Area has been resolved by Anambra State Government under the leadership of Governor Chukwuma Soludo, thirty years, after.
The dispute was resolved following meeting with members of the Community and Commissioner for Local Government, Chieftaincy and Community Affairs, Hon. Tony-Collins Nwabunwanne.
While the issue raged, the bone of contention was the nomenclature to operate with, between Amorka Improvement Union (AIU) and Amorka United Union (AUU).
Speaking after the meeting, Nwabunwanne directed that henceforth, the Community, by the Ministry’s approval would be known and addressed as Amorka United Union (AUU).
He explained that the approval would start reflecting at the proposed Town Union election, stressing that at the election, the desired change of the Community’s name by the majority of the community would be effected.
The Commissioner further charged community leaders to desist from acts capable of engendering crisis and disunity in their communities, emphasizing that Traditional Institution and Town Union government are two separate administrative entities in every community, even though they are expected to work together to entrench peace and unity.
“The Government of Prof. Chukwuma Soludo will always allow communities to elect their leaders, in tandem with the extant laws guiding Anambra Communities.
“Government does not interfere in town union matters, but will not fold her arms and watch unnecessary intimidation and harassment from any Community leader, to truncate peaceful coexistence,” the Commissioner warned.
While reminding members of Amorka Community that their extant constitutions are always subject to amendment since no constitution is perfect, Nwabunwanne urged them to concentrate on electing a new leadership who might decide to look into the issues surrounding amendment of their constitution.
The settlement of this dispute has received commendations from the community stakeholders and leaders of thoughts across the State.