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Wike Sacks His Community Monarch

Wike, LGA
Posted: Sep 26, 2016 at 6:50 pm   /   by   /   comments (2)

Daniel Abia

Port Harcourt – Nyesom Wike, Rivers State Governor, has withdrawn the recognition of Eze Anthony Amezuruike Owabie, as the paramount ruler of Rumuepirikom community in Obio-Akpor Local Government Area of the state.

The removal of Owabie has caused panic in Rumuepirikom community, the home of Governor Wike, as elders and youths  have taken to different camps over the decision.

Governor Wike in a letter signed by Samuel Ibemeru,  the Permanent Secretary of Ministry of Chieftaincy and Community Affairs,  dated September 16, said the withdrawal of Eze Owabie as Nye-Nwe Eli Rumuepirikom is with immediate effect.

The letter noted that the action of the governor is in exercise of powers vested on him as the governor of the state.

The letter read: “His Excellency, Nyesom Ezenwo Wike, CON, Governor of Rivers State of Nigeria has in the exercise of the powers vested on him by section 17 of Rivers State Traditional Rulers Law No. 4 of 2015, withdrawn recognition from you (Anthony Owabie) as Nye-New Eli Rumuepirikom with immediate effect.

“Consequently, your letter of recognition from the Ministry of Chieftaincy and Community Affairs is hereby withdrawn and cancelled.”

Reacting to the letter, the spokesman for the embattled Eze, Mr. John Ihua, described the action of the state government as unfortunate and a move to damage the process of selection of a king in Rumuepirikom.

Ihua said the letter was illegal and cannot stand, adding Eze Owabie remains the paramount ruler of Rumuepirikom community.

He also threatened that his principal would approach the law court to reverse the cancellation and withdrawal of the stool of Nye-Nwe Eli Rumuepirikom.

Comments (2)

  • Woke Chijioke Sep 26, 2016 at 7:04 pm Woke Chijioke

    Eze Owabie still remain d Nye nwe-Eli Rumueprikom community Chieftancy stual cnt nt b politilice. Rulership in rivers state does nt come 2ru any politica power or Gov simply bcuz his an Apc member. I advice Wike 2resist 4rm d traditional stual of Rumueprikom else d Gods of d land we struck him down,

  • Udoka Peace Sep 26, 2016 at 6:55 pm Udoka Peace

    Na lie

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