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Obinugwu People Plead With Okorocha For Ilomuanya

Posted: May 14, 2015 at 12:15 am   /   by   /   comments (0)

The people of Obinugwu, in Orlu, Imo State, has appealed to the state Governor, Rochas Okorocha, to sustain peace as he begins his second term.

They also urged the Governor to embrace the hand of fellowship extended to him by their traditional ruler, Eze Cletus Ilomuanya, who is also the Chairman of Imo State and South East Councils of Traditional Rulers.

In a statement by Sir Fred Okeke, Chief Innocent Awuzie, Mrs. Helen Chigborogu and Mr. Uchenna Ohaonu, Town Union President, Palace Secretary, Woman Leader and Youth Leader respectively, on behalf of the community, they appealed to the Governor to resolve whatever differences he has with Ilomuanya.

The community described the recent appointment of Ilomuanya as the Chancellor of Federal University, Bernin Kebbi, Kebbi State, as a plus to Orlu zone where both of them hail from.

“Obinugwu community implores His Excellency to be magnanimous in victory. We do not wish to believe that his re-election will usher in turbulent period as some people have insinuated.

“We hope His Excellency proves his critics wrong”, they people stated, adding that they were re-affirming their loyalty and support for Eze Ilomuanya at all times because he has done the community proud.

“While we preach peace because there is no alternative to it, we equally implore all detractors to leave Obinugwu community alone. We are peace loving and progressive minded and wish to remain so.”

The community added that “there is no alternative to peace. In an atmosphere of rancor and chaos, nobody is a winner.

“The appointment of Eze Ilomuanya as Chancellor of Federal University, Bernin Kebbi, Kebbi State, is an eloquent testimony that his efforts at building bridges of brotherhood, unity and stability in Nigeria are appreciated.

The people described the monarch “as the torch bearer of Igbo traditional institution who has remained a selfless and committed leader whose sterling leadership qualities have been beneficial to Obinugwu Community, Ndigbo and Nigeria”.