Youths revolt against Igwe Okpalaeke of Ndiokpaleke, set to dethrone him if……. reports that for trying very hard with outsiders to install his cousin brother, Mr Cajetan Nwosu, Port Harcourt based businessman as the next President General of Ndiokpaleke community in Orumba North council area, the traditional ruler of the community, HRH, Eze Barr K.B Okpalaeke may be dethroned by aggressive youths who rejected his plans.

Youths of the community led by Nwafor Ikechukwu, Ndiokpaleke Youth Leader and Chairman of Anambra state Association of Town Unions (ASATU) Youth wing in Orumba North gave him a matching order in a petition to Special Adviser on Town Union and Chieftaincy matters, Barr Ikechukwu Onyeabo to rescind his steps or face their wrath.

Mr Nwafor in that petition co-signed with Seventy-Four (74) other youths entitled: ‘’inability of Ndiokpaleke electoral committee to conduct a free and fair election’’, demanded that every candidate that has been screened before now should be allowed to participate in the contest and be given a level playing ground.
 The youths restated that they are confident that on the next date of the election that , a free and fair contest would be guaranteed even as they insisted that Hon Ernest Igboanugo remains the President General of Ndiokpaleke until another president General emerges as there would be no room for any Caretaker committee.

The youths alleged that the electoral committee which appears compromised and therefore appealed to the state to personally supervise the election of Ndiokpaleke PG on the new date.
The youths went further to accuse the visiting traditional ruler Igwe Okpalaeke of thwarting every effort for a peaceful Ndiokpaleke by his acts since he assumed position as the Igwe having had crisis with each town union before Igboanugu.
The youths praised the leadership qualities of Igboanugo and the speed he is executing the Health center project even when the government has not released all the monies and confirmed Igboanugo has stayed only 4 years in office which entitles him to recontest for another four years.

The youths wondered why disgruntled elements would not allow peace to reign in Ndiokpaleke by allowing Igboanugo fail to win his re-election at the field rather than use brute force to dislodge peace in the community just to install his cousin brother. received a letter to Special Adviser on Town Union and Chieftaincy matters,  Barr. Ikechukwu Onyeabo by the Secretary of Electoral Committee and Provost, Cajetan Nwafor and Chidi Nwafor respectively, denouncing themselves from the action of the chairman of the electoral committee which thwarted the election.

The protest letter claimed that the Chairman Mr Damian Okoli rendered the conduct of the already scheduled election impossible without justification wondering why he brought issue of constitution which they never mentioned throughout their sitting till election day especially when they used no constitution in screening the contenders. They condemned the chairman’s act of coming with unapproved constitution and used it to disqualify four (4) candidates who were already declared qualified and allowed Igwe’s cousin unopposed. 
One of the contenders Mbachu Obinani in his petition condemned the act of disqualifying some people including himself after they were earlier cleared and appealed to the state government to send neutral people to conduct the election on the next due date as they are against caretaker committee. He alleged that the electoral committee received gifts and has no formal definite terms of reference and code of conduct for its work.
He wondered why a cabinet member of the traditional ruler should be contesting the town union election alleging that he is a cabal of the traditional ruler perfecting for their preferred candidate against free and fair contest.

When contacted on phone the incumbent President General Hon. Ernest Elochukwu Igboanugo confirmed the crisis rocking his community, wondering why the monarch he did everything to protect his stool should be the one throwing stones. He confirmed he has written the Governor , Chief Willie Obiano informing him of the clandestine moves of one of his aides , Emeka Afforka to destabilize the peace and unity in Ndiokpaleke.
Igboanugo who is currently the Chairman of Presidents General of Communities in Orumba North and Director General of Romanus Obi campaign organization/ Coordinator Ernest Ndukwe campaign organization in Orumba-North in the last election warned Aforka to stay away from deceiving his people into frivolous petitions.
He said on phone: ‘’Aforka is telling the Governor wrong information and I am saying that the activities of Emeka Aforka is now becoming unbearable in some communities of Orumba North. In my community Ndiokpaleke our election supposed to hold on the 31st Dec 2016,to my greatest surprise  our Igwe with Emeka Aforka went to SA on town Union pressurized him to  stop me from running my second term bid as a PG of Ndiokpaleke without any tangible reason.
‘’Those who serve before me as PG stayed for their second term and is not better I contest and fail to win than this scheming. Why is Emeka Aforka telling lies against me when I am one of the strongest supporter of Willie Obiano in Orumba North and the presidents general have resolved to return him come November 2017 elections.
‘’….Aforka’s grouse against me was because we are in court with him. He is in court with all the transition committee members who served under him and I am one of the TC members that is the only reason he is interested in my election. The election did not hold  because the youths said no  to my disqualification, as the chairman of PGs in Orumba north, we are pleading to the Governor to ask Emeka to stay away from town Union politics and stop blackmailing people because he alone cannot  handle your election in Orumba North. We still believe that SA on town Union can conduct free and fair election  in Ndiokpaleke ,because our Igwe want his brother from his family to be the PG,which majority of the town said no. is in possession of a letter dated 15th June, 2016 co-signed by the Abakaliki based traditional ruler HRH, Eze Barr K.B Okpalaeke  requesting for the construction of the modern Primary health Center with fencing as well as placenta pit, water borehole with over head tank with the President General  Hon Ernest Elochukwu Igboanugo.

The Health Center Now

But in a petition he wrote to Commissioner for Local Government and Chieftaincy matters,  Chief Greg Obi he denied knowledge of how the Primary Heath center came about which was flagged off by Governor Willie Obiano and he witnessed it.

Igwe Okpalaeke visits Ndiokpaleke from his abode in  Abakaliki once every Month to attend traditional rulers council meeting.
Photo of Ndiokpaleke when Obiano commissioned the health center
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