Friday, March 31

Anambra Community Crisis: Governor Soludo Cautions Against Bloodshed

By Joseph Albert (Umunna TV)

Anambra State Governor, Professor Chukwuma Soludo, has warned communities in the state against embarking on any form of violence capable of leading to bloodshed in a bid to select new town union leaders or traditional rulers.

Addressing demonstrators from the Umuchukwu community in Orumba South Local Government Area of the state, who were at the Government House Awka on a peaceful protest, Governor Soludo said every community in the state should follow their constitutional guidelines in the selection process to ensure hitch-free exercise at all times, warning that government would not tolerate any form of violence or bloodshed in the selection process.

He maintained that the present administration, in line with its policies, would not accept any act capable of disrupting efforts at achieving a livable and prosperous homeland.

Represented by his Chief of Staff, Ernest Ezeajughi, Soludo urged the demonstrators to adopt the idea of civic responsibility to move the state forward, and commended them for towing the part of peace in their protest to the government, pledging to extend their complaint to the commissioners of appropriate government ministries for proper investigation.

The demonstrators, who stormed the Government House with a passionate appeal to Governor Chukwuma Soludo to issue a certificate of recognition to their Igwe-elect, Barrister Kenneth Maduka without further delay, also informed the government that they changed the name of their community from Nkerehi to Umuchukwu many years ago, based on a consensus arrangement, adding that some few disgruntled elements in the community are still answering the old Nkerehi name are merely taking them back to the dark ages.

They displayed some placards in front of the Government House gate with inscriptions as: “Enough is enough”, “There is no town called Nkerehi”, “We need government intervention”, “We need the government to give our Igwe-elect, Barrister Kenneth Maduka his certificate of recognition” among others.

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