Traditional stool: Ebonyi community warns against violence

Nkomoro community in Ezza North local government area of Ebonyi state, Friday, warned against violence in the community in the ongoing chieftaincy tussle in the area.

The people had alleged imposition of traditional ruler by few members of the community against the constitution of the community.

They noted that such act if not stopped was capable of plunging the community into crisis.

The people disclosed this in a communiqué signed by some of their leaders; Obiora Ezaka, Paulinus Okohu and Romanus Igwe after their general meeting in the area.

They insisted that they must be allowed to democratically elect their traditional ruler in accordance with the constitution of the community.

“We pledge our unalloyed support to governor Francis Nwifuru and humbly request him not to relent in his instrument of good leadership, equity, justice in protecting Ebonyi people in their struggle to ensure that intimidation, rascality and oppression are eradicated in our society particularly in Nkomoro community.

“Pursuant to Article 3, 4 and 5 of the constitution of Nkomoro autonomous community, the Ezeogo cabinet substantively constituted as the highest leadership body in Nkomoro, presently shall lias with the law abiding executive members of Nkomoro town union to plan and initiate the procedures and democratically elect a new traditional ruler of the community in due time through a very fair and participatory process to ensure quality, equity, justice and freedom of choice to the indigene and the protection of interest or the aspirations of all.

“That some conspirators who attempted to impose Ezeogo on Nkomoro community from their hideout in Abakaliki and further plunged the age-long peaceful Nkomoro in public disgrace and brigandage are immediately advised to render apology to the entire community and fulfil obligatory customs towards genuine reconciliation and peaceful reintegration into the community in order to purge themselves of stinking dint such sacrilege and abomination.

“We further urged all citizens of the community especially the imposters and power mongers to desist and eschew any manner of actions or plans that may occasion crisis in our land”.