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The government of Enugu State has announced that it is taking all essential steps to rectify the wrong in Ishi-Ozalla Autonomous Community, Nkanu West Local Government Area, over the Igweship battle in the community.
This is according to Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi of Enugu State’s Commissioner for Chieftaincy Affairs, Dr. Charles Egumgbe.
When residents of Ishi-Ozalla visited Gov. Ugwuanyi at the Government House in Enugu to voice objections, he issued the order ‘the inhuman, very pathetic, and unjust treatment’ They were told that their administration will adhere to all procedures necessary to remedy the unfairness by a politician from the neighborhood and his allies.
The governor promised the residents of Ishi-Ozalla that the narrative would transform the next time they came to the government building.
In keeping with his administration’s peace and grassroots development objectives, Gov. Ugwuanyi emphasised that justice must be served and encouraged the crowd to ’embrace peace, love one another, and show love to everybody.’
In her letter to Governor Ugwuanyi, Chief Mrs. Muna Nweke charged a politician from Ishi-Ozalla of being responsible for all the problems in the community, claiming that the alleged politician was the root of all the problems. ‘imposed an Igwe on us while the people of the community have unanimously elected an Igwe, our illustrious son, Don Sylvester Nweke.’
The accused and his political cabals allegedly utilised name-dropping techniques to scare the residents of Ishi-Ozalla and force them to elect an unpopular candidate as their traditional leader, Nweke informed the governor.
‘Your Excellency, you could recall also that we issued a press release that we are not part of it (imposition) and you asked us to go and make peace,‘ she explained.
In a related, Governor Ugwuanyi was urged by High Chief Ayima Okoroeme and Hon. Obinna Nvene, President-General of the Ishi-Ozalla Town Union, to address the racial issue in the best interests of the state and the community at large.