From Victor Duruamaku, Owerri
Following the controversy surrounding the traditional rulership of Obibi Uratta autonomous community in Owerri North Local Government Area of Imo State, the traditional ruler, Eze Amobi Uwaleke has bacon on the Imo State governor Rt. Hon Emeka Ihedioha to intervene in the crisis enveloping his throne so as to save the throne from been destroyed.
He further alleged that some people have been misinforming the general public on social media claiming that he was not a recognized traditional ruler.
The Traditional ruler categorically stated that “I went through all processes to be crowned the traditional ruler of my community”.
According to him, he was given his staff of office and certificate of recognition by the immediate past government of Rochas Okorocha in 2018, stressing that he never lobbied for the stool.
“I was duly elected through a plebiscite where over 1000 people from the four towns voted for me. I went through all the processes, cleared my taxes before I was given a letter of recognition and a staff of
office.” Adding, “I even put an end to my governorship ambition in 2015 to answer the call to serve the people from the grassroots.”
According to him, despite all the troubles he has not regretted his decision to serve his people, pointed out that his community has better infrastructure and good leadership to show for it since he ascended the throne.
On his coronation anniversary slated for November 2, Uwaleke said “this is an occasion my people have longed to witness, it is a continuation of my kind gestures towards them, I will announce more scholarship for the indigent ones, provide funds for the widows and elderly, I provided to my people bore-hole, transformer.”
He said he does not support traditional rulers delving into politics, adding that monarchs should not mix culture and tradition with politics.
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