The Leadership and the entire people of Alor Community, Idemili South Local Government Area of Anambra have condemned disrespect shown by the traditional ruler of Alor as an act of sabotage and disloyalty against the Government of Anambra State.
This is contained in a Statement released by Chief Sir Uzoma Igbonwa (Okife), President-General, Alor People Assembly (APA), formerly, Alor People’s Convention.
Igwe Elibe Mac-Anthony Chinedu Okonkwo was among the renegade traditional rulers who also attempted to desecrate of the Office of the Governor of Anambra State in company of some unscrupulous traditional rulers and businessmen.
“We, hereby wish to state our unequivocal support for the Governor and every step he has taken to restore sanity to our traditional institution, the suspension of erring Traditional Rulers that includes the purported Traditional Ruler of Alor.
“We, the good people of Alor are peace-loving, law-abiding and loyal to the Government of Anambra State. And we shall continue to do so.
“We, hereby dissociate our entire community from the actions of Igwe Elibe Mac-Anthony Chinedu Okonkwo, who was imposed on our community and has strangely been conducting himself to the disapproval of our people, culminating in the latest sabotage against the government of Anambra State.’’
The state notes: “the State Government may well see the reason the Alor community rejected this imposition on us by the former Governor, Mr Peter Obi and more reasons, the communities should be allowed to freely elect its traditional rulers in an atmosphere strictly guided by democracy, traditions and the norms’’.
This also offers us the opportunity to thank our illustrious son and the Minister of Labour and Employment, Sen. Chris Nwabueze Ngige, for swiftly acting to prevent the total desecration of the Office of the Governor, before Mr President and the people of Nigeria.