Obiano weeps as Enugwu Agidi community disowns new Igwe, Chief Michael Okeke-Uche

www.odogwublog.com reports that Governor Willie Obiano of Anambra state is in pains following the rejection of the new Igwe and traditional ruler of Enugwu Agidi community in Njikoka Local Government Area, of Anambra State , Chief Michael Okeke-Uche  by his subjects.
The Youths were already spoiling for war before the President General of Enugwu Agidi Brotherly Union, Sir Amaechi Ezendu KSJ appeased them. The Igwe already has been disclaimed and overwhelmingly rejected by a wide section of the Enugwu Agidi Community according to press statement made available to Odogwublog.com.
This confirms the recklessness with which those Obiano entrusted responsibilities with disgrace the office of the Governor by their acts omission and commission. Why should a community reject an Igwe if the processes were well followed? 
In that their release made available to the press in Awka , Anambra State which was jointly signed by the President General of  the leading socio cultural organization of the town , the Enugwu Agidi Brotherly Union, Sir Amaechi Ezendu KSJ,  his executives and Chairmen of all the component villages and wards in the community including the Youth Council, Elders Council and the Ulo na Abo ruling Age Grade , the community disassociated herself  from the  recognition  of Chief Mike Okeke- Uche as Igwe elect and traditional ruler of the community.
On April 3, 2017, the Anambra State Governor, Chief Willie Obiano  had in a ceremony in Government House Awka  presented a certificate of recognition to Chief Okeke- Uche as the 3rd Okpalanriam and traditional ruler of Enugwu Agidi, but the community has in a swift reaction unanimously rejected the move which they termed fraudulent and obtained without their consent.
In the release titled ‘Issuance of Certificate of Recognition to Chief Mike Okekeuche as Igwe Elect and Traditional Ruler of Enugwu Agidi by the Anambra State Government’ the community  urged all members of the public to discountenance the certificate of recognition issued to Mike Okekeuche as the traditional ruler of Enugwu Agidi based on the following facts:
That the General Conference of Enugwu Agidi Brotherly Union is the highest organ of the Union whose function it is by the EBU Constitution Section 38 (5) (6) to ratify /confirm or proclaim any aspirant or contestant to the throne as the Igwe Elect of Enugwu Agidi.
That there was no time the EBU General Conference confirmed or ratified the candidature of Mr. Mike Okekeuche or any other aspirant/candidate whatsoever as Igwe Elect of Enugwu Agidi.
That the Enugwu Agidi Brotherly Union at no time made or authorized the presentation of Mr. Mike Okekeuche as Igwe Elect to the Anambra State Government  for recognition or certification as required by the Anambra State Traditional Rulers Law 1981 and EBU Constitution.
That Enugwu Agidi Brotherly Union was at no time consulted by the Anambra State Government prior to the issuance of Certificate of Recognition to Mr. Mike Okekeuche as traditional ruler of Enugwu Agidi.
The President General of the Community who said the Anambra State Government may have been misled to act inadvertently urged the Governor Chief Willie Obiano to withdraw the said Certificate of Recognition issued to Chief Okekeuche as the traditional ruler of Enugwu Agidi in the interest of peace. He also asked the Governor to set up a Panel of Inquiry to investigate this development which smirked of Chieftaincy Certificate racketeering in the state.
Meanwhile the President General has asked the youths who has been restive since the development to remain calm and peaceful while this collective insult and obscene degradation of their traditional institution is challenged using every legitimate means.

Obiano weeps as Enugwu Agidi community disowns new Igwe, Chief Michael Okeke-Uche Obiano weeps as Enugwu Agidi community disowns new Igwe, Chief Michael Okeke-Uche Reviewed by Odogwu Emeka Odogwu on Thursday, April 06, 2017 Rating: 5

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