Traditional Stool: Umahi Lifts Embargo On Enthronement Of Traditional Rulers In Ebonyi



The Ebonyi State Government has lifted embargo on enthronement of Traditional Rulers in Communities that have none across the state.

Governor Umahi announced this during All Progressives Congress (APC)  Local Government Rally in Isu, the Headquarters of Onicha Local Government Area on  Saturday.

Governor Umahi directed the Commissioner for Local Government, Chieftaincy Matters and Rural Development, Chief Donatus Njoku to kickstart plans to ensure seamless exercises in the state.

On the alleged candidature of an Onicha Local Government son in another party, Governor Umahi said

“This is the local government of the boy that says he has the ticket of PDP in Ebonyi State and this is humiliating. I am telling all the parties including PDP not to put money in Ebonyi State because they will lose deposit, we are in-charge.

“The killings here must stop, you are vying for this or that does not mean you have to kill your brothers and sisters,” he said,  warning that general curses will follow perpetrators of those killings.

Governor Umahi assured Onicha people that he would work hard to ensure elevation of the Federal College of Education in Isu to a university if he is elected as Senator in February National Assembly election.

The wife of the governor, Mrs. Rachel Umahi appealed to the people to uphold the existing charter of equity by voting for Chief Francis Nwifuru and other candidates of APC during the elections.

“In 2015, the Abakaliki people supported us, they sent their kings and queens to support us, this is the time to pay them back and by the crowd here, I am sure we are ready to pay them back.

“Let us not mortgage our chances in the future, ndi South, let us support the Ebonyi North people so that within another 16 years, it will be our turn again.”

The APC Governorship Flagbearer, Right Honourable Francis Nwifuru pledged to accord Onicha people a pride of place if elected Governor in March 11, Governorship election in the state.

The Chairman of Onicha Local Government Area, Mr Chidiebere Agwu, Professor Okorie Ani, Chief Donatus Njoku, Professor Chigozie Ogbu, Mrs Chinyere Nwanoke, Mr. Chika Nwangele, Mrs. Elizabeth Onwe among others, assured that Onicha people would leave no stone unturned to ensure comprehensive victory for APC in the forthcoming general elections.

The candidate of APC for Ohanivo Federal Constituency, Chief Felix Igboke while soliciting the votes of the people assured them of fruitful representation at the Green Chambers of the National Assembly.

The National Treasurer of APC, Chief Matthew Uguru,  Director General of Divine Mandate Campaign Council, Chief Austin Umahi, the Director General Women Wing, Mrs Catherine Ogbu and the State Chairman of APC, Chief Stanley Emegha urged Onicha people to vote Right Honourable Francis Nwifuru for Governorship in the interest of equity, justice and fairness assuring that they would not regret their actions.

Traditional rulers of Onicha Local Government Area, later blessed and adopted the governorship candidate and other candidates of APC from the zone in the forthcoming general elections in the state.


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