Government Does Not Impose Traditional Rulers On The People—Ukah

By Julius Oweh

The Delta State Government has stated its neutrality in the selection of traditional rulers in any part of the state and that the wishes of the people in any kingdom were paramount.

The state government position was made known on Tuesday (April 5, 2016) during a press briefing by the Commissioner of Information, Honourable Patrick Ukah in Asaba after the weekly executive council meeting.

This was in reaction to the rumblings in Ubulu -Uku over the crowning of HRM Obi Chukwuuka Akaeze in February 2016.

Ukah explained that the official policy of government is to recognise the royal father presented to the government by the community and was not interested in whoever becomes the traditional ruler of any community.

He said that the processes for selection of traditional ruler and the due recognition of such traditional rulers are well spelt out and under the province of the office of the deputy governor of the state.

The commissioner stated that the state government was not ready to join issues with any person or group of persons who were not happy over the emergence of the 17 year old monarch.

He therefore advised such people to allow peace to reign in the domain and accept the choice of the generality of the people of Ubulu- Uku kingdom.