Ogbunka People Hold Peaceful Protest, Dissociate Self From Alleged Self-Installation Of Someone As Traditional Ruler Of The Community
Hundreds of aggrieved persons from Ogbunka Community in Orumba South Local Government Area, have staged a peaceful protest over what they alleged as self-installation of someone as the traditional ruler of the community.
The peaceful protesters who trouped to the Anambra State Government House, Awka and the state House of Assembly complex, described the act as unacceptable and a misrepresentation of the overall will of the people.
The protesters mostly youths and the elderly had many placards with inscriptions as “Ogbunka new Igwe must follow true democratic principles to emerge, “Ogbunka ancestral stool is not for sale, “Ogbunka men are crying”, among others.
Speaking to journalists, the President General of Ogbunka Community, Chief Emmanuel Okoro, explained that their protests were to let the government know that Ogbunka Community has disassociated itself from the purported coronation of a certain man as the traditional ruler of the town on Wednesday, December 2nd, 2020.
Chief Okoro urged the state government to rise to come to their aid by stopping the said man from parading himself as the traditional ruler of the community, noting that if urgent steps were not taken to arrest the ugly development, it could throw the community into a state of chaos.
Addressing the Protesters at the Anambra State House of Assembly complex, Awka, the Speaker, Right Honourable Uche Okafor, represented by the Deputy Chief Whip and Member Representing Dunukofia Constituency, Honourable Lawrence Ezeudu and his Orumba North and South counterparts, Honorable Emeka Aforka and Honourable Emma Nwafor, called on them to remain calm, assuring the group that the state legislature would handle the matter as an institution.