Elections: Umahi condemns killing of monarch 

The Ebony state governor, David Umahi, has condemned the gruesome killing of the traditional ruler of the Umuezekoha community in the Ezza North local government area of the state, Eze Igboke Ewa.

Igboke Ewa, who was also the chairman of the Ezza Traditional Rulers Council was murdered in his home Monday night by unknown assailants suspected to be political thugs.

Special Adviser to Ebonyi state governor, Media and Strategy, Chooks Oko in a statement Wednesday described the incident as both shocking and disturbing.

The Ebonyi state governor also cautioned politicians against inciting statements.

He described the late traditional ruler as an upright man who contributed selflessly to the unity and development of the state, insisting that no life should be lost on account of politics.

The governor charged security agencies to urgently fish out the perpetrators of the dastardly act and bring them to book. 

He lamented that the Commissioner of Police that is newly posted is not doing his work, “he is just sitting on the fence but I have warned him that he will be responsible if anything happens.

“My advice is for them to always nip crises in the bud, not only in Ebonyi but all over Nigeria.”

On the elections, Umahi noted: “We don’t have problems with the presidential election in the state, but we have problems with the Senatorial and House of Representative polls.

“There were over voting, violence against voters and INEC ad-hoc personnel, among other kinds of irregularities, and the conduct of security agencies, especially in Ebonyi South, left nothing to be desired.

“Up to 23 thugs were imported into the state. Some of them have been arrested, and I assure you it will not be swept under the carpet.”