Abia Traditional Rulers sacks monarch who bestowed title on Buhari
The Abia State Traditional Rulers' Council has asked the traditional ruler of Eziama Aba, Eze Isaac Ikonne of Aba North to step down as Chairman for installing the presidential candidate of All Progressives Congress (APC) Gen. Mohammadu Buhari as Ogbuagu 1 of Aba kingdom.
The Council had few days ago disowned the action by Ikonne, saying he has no powers to do so.
Reacting to Ikonne's action in a press briefing in Umuahia, the Chairman, Abia State Traditional Rulers' Council, Eze Eberechi Dick, said “that Aba is made up of two Local Government Areas- Aba North and Aba South and over 400 communities as a zone, while Osusu where Ikonne is resident has a traditional ruler and therefore, Ikonne is incompetent to give somebody title on behalf of Aba”.
According to him, the Abia State Council of Traditional Rulers are happy with Governor Theodore Orji and President Goodluck Jonathan for their people-oriented governments.
He condemned Ikonne over the unwarranted attack on the Abia State government and the Federal Republic of Nigeria.
He hinted that the council was aware that Ikonne was influenced to do what he did and would investigate it and take appropriate actions.
In his remark, the Commissioner for Information and Strategy, Dr. ACB Agbazuere advised Eze Ikonne to desist from his consistent and incoherent attacks on the state government as it was subversive.
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