A traditional Ruler, Condemns Anambra LGA POLL, Blasts Northern Elders Forum Over Jonathan

By Okechukwu Onuegbu

A-Monarch, Traditional Ruler of Nawfia, Njikoka Local Government Area, Anambra state, HRH Igwe Chijioke Nwankwo has described the recent council poll in Anambra state as “selection in highest order”, sham and bundle of irregularities, noting that no election was held in his domain during the January 11th council election in the state.

Igwe Nwankwo stated this in exclusive interview with Orient Daily, adding that such imposition (election) of councilors and chairmen on people could degenerate into chaos, anarchy, bias and family crises due to its grassroot oriented in nature, and may further impede the unflinching effort of Governor Peter Obi to reposition the state, because according to him, the 'selected' council officers could decide to withhold services in their constituencies since none voted for them.

The Governor Obi's classmate at Christ the King College, CKC-Onitsha, while positing that most of the third tiers of the government “selected” executives and legislators are inexperienced, ignorant of their constituency needs, said they could resort dancing in accordance to the dictates of their impostors at expanse of the masses.

He however, swore that Governor Obi was not the brainchild of the massive rigging and doctored council result, yet bemoaned the unnamed perpetrators for disfranchising his subjects and Anambrarians, asking why they did not go ahead and announce the result rather than enticing the government to waste state resources on what had been cooked ahead of time.

In another development, a-Monarch, Igwe Chijoke Nwankwo has lambasted Northerners over insistence that Presidency must rotate to their zone on 2015, requesting for a clause to that effect, in the 1999 constitution of the federal republic of Nigeria as amended.

Igwe Nwankwo described as “inappropriate, act of wickedness, self-centeredness and discriminatory”, persuasion and calls from some quarters to prevent President Goodluck Jonathan from running for a second term, asking if “Aso rock” is the birthright of a particular tribe.

The monarch, however, observed that the callers frustration may not be unconnected with Dr. Jonathan being from small village, Otuoke-a suburb of minority tribe and sequel to his numerous achievement in the Eastern part of the country whom have been marginalized for long due to civil war.

Additionally, he enumerated President Jonathan's provisions to the zone to include an International Airport, federal roads, schools among others, and advised politicians to stop overheating the polity and campaign of calumny, but to assist in straightening and maintaining peace and unity of the country.

The Engr. Cum Monarch further cautioned the unscrupulous elements to desist from dragging Dr. Goodluck Jonathan to a wall even as he equally enjoined the President to continue with his good works and sheer away with praise singers and enemies of progress.

On his custody, Eze Osuofia 11, said that crime, communal crises and land disputes are now things of the past in the community, courtesy of his kingship, adding that everyone is solidly behind him.

Similarly, he noted that he is in good relationship with both the state and local government, saying that Governor Peter Obi's administration had endowed his kingdom with tarred roads, water, schools, security among others, suggesting that best means of putting an end to unemployment in the country, is for youths to be creative thinkers, hardworking, and invest time and resources into research, study and meaningful ventures, deaf ear to crime and fraud.