Anambra community elders beg Soludo to restore peace as leadership crisis rocks town

Elders of the Awgbu community in Orumba North Local Government Area of Anambra State have called on Governor Chukwuma Soludo to wade into the leadership crisis rocking the community to avoid a breakdown of law and order.

The elders of the community who briefed journalists in Awka on Thursday said they were unhappy that despite a glaring breech in the community’s constitution by the opposing faction, the state government, through the Commissioner for Local Government and Chieftaincy Matter, Hon Collins Nwabunwanne, was getting ready to hold election in the community.

Leader of the community’s elders’ council, Chief Theophilus Okoli, in the briefing, said there are indications that the commissioner was backing an illegal group to hold election, against their own faction, which they said was authentic.


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“We draw the attention of our dear governor, Prof Chukwuma Soludo to the present and continuing threat by Honourable Commissioner for Local Government and Chieftaincy Matters, Hon Collins Nwabunwanne to precipitate anarchy in our town.

“He is bent on foisting leaders on our community, and we do not know what his interest is. He plans to hold election in our town, in disregard to our community’s constitution,” Okoli said.

Meanwhile, Hon Nwabunwanne, while reacting to Newspot, denied allegations of attempting to foist a leadership on the community, stating that he had no interest in the election, but to ensure that the right thing was done.

“I have the constitution of all the communities. There is no way we can breech any community’s laws. We have a legal team here, what happened in Awgbu is that they have a court case stopping election, I invited both parties and pleaded with them to withdraw the matter for election to go on, and they did. The election will hold on Saturday,” he said.

Anambra community elders beg Soludo to restore peace as leadership crisis rocks town

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