Enugu: Mmaku community stages protest, demands removal of traditional ruler

Enugu: Mmaku community stages protest, demands removal of traditional ruler

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The indigenes of Agunese Mmaku Autonomous community, Awgu Local Government Area of Enugu State have requested that the State Government repudiate the endorsement of acknowledgment gave to their Traditional Ruler, Igwe Cyprian Nevobasi.

They likewise requested that the Staff of Office given to him ought to be gathered, contending that Igwe Nevobasi isn’t fit to possess the workplace.

They made the interest on Thursday in Enugu when they arranged a quiet dissent to enlist their complaints.

Talking for the benefit of the Community, Mr. Vincent Okafor said they were fighting domineering authority of the Igwe, as well as ridiculous capture and confinement of one Mr. Dave Okeke under a trump-up charge.

Okafor engaged Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi to save them from the hands of the Traditional Ruler, who he said forced himself as the Traditional Ruler of Agunese Mmaku, notwithstanding inside and out dismissal by individuals.

”On 30th December 2021, our people schedule for an election of new executive members into our town Union because the tenure of the incumbent executive expired that day.

“We notified Enugu State commissioner for Local Government who supposed to observe the election; but they failed to attend.

“Unfortunately, Igwe Cyprian disrupted the process with the flimsy excuse that he got a call from the Commissioner instructing that election should not hold over the killing of someone in a similar exercise; which was false.

“But his primary reason for truncating the election is that he has seen he can no longer force his choice candidate on the people.

“He realized that we have through a 16-man committee requested the outgoing Town Union Executives to render a financial report, render the account of their stewardship; which up-to this minute they have not done.

“Among the money squandered was the N5m given to communities by Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi for community projects and up to this moment, no one has explained to Agunese Mmaku autonomous community what they used the money for.

“Not only that, there are many unaccounted money that entered the community.

“For instance, Setraco paid the community for the site where they excavate sand for road construction. They paid Igwe and Town union, and we did not know how much they were paid or what they used the money to do up till date.

“We are in trouble, we are asking the Governor of Enugu State to come to our aid. we are asking the Enugu State commissioner of police to please leave our people alone.

“we have no unknown gunmen in our community. We have no ESN members in our community”, Okafor narrated.

He requested that the state government caretaker committee set up by the Traditional Ruler as he comes up short on ability to establish such advisory group and permit the local area to choose their favored chiefs.

Whenever reached, the customary ruler said that he would rather not get issues together with anyone, adding that he stays the Igwe of the local area and individuals should regard that

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