The Imo State Government has given the people of Umuohiagu autonomous community in Ngor-Okpala local government council two weeks ultimatum to produce Eze-elect to fill the vacuum created by the demise of their late Monarch, HRH Eze A.B.C Egu.
Secretary to the Government of Imo State (SGI), Sir Jude Ejiogu gave this directive on behalf of the state government while addressing Members of Council of Chiefs and Elders of Umuohiagu community who called on him on Thursday, February 4th, 2016 at the Cabinet Office, along Sam Mbakwe Road, Owerri.
According to Sir Ejiogu, “in line with the Chieftaincy Constitution provision of Umuohiagu community in selection of a new Monarch, the state government hereby gives the council of Chiefs two weeks from now to produce Eze-elect to nip the bickering existing in the area in the bud, stressing that failure to produce a new Eze-elect within the time-frame, government would have no option than to do the needful”.
Sir Ejiogu while hinting further regretted that instead of the people of the area to come together to make peace for the collective development of the community, they resorted to name-calling, describing it as a hindrance against the overall growth of the area.
He therefore charged them to be law abiding and shun any act capable of breaching the peaceful coexistence of the community and its environs, appealing to all stakeholders to carry everyone along in the selection process to avoid any misunderstanding.