Tension in Awka over succession tussle

The Anambra State government has prohibited Chief Austin Ndigwe from strutting himself as the conventional leader of Awka realm.

The boycott was contained in an explanation gave for the benefit of Governor Chukwuma Soludo by the state Commissioner for Information, Paul Nwosu.

As indicated by the explanation, Ndigwe was cautioned to cease from depicting himself as ruler or chance authorizations and different results.

It said: “Austin Ndigwe isn’t the perceived customary leader of Awka and ought to hence stop from strutting and depicting himself as the conventional leader of Awka or endeavoring to usurp the privileges of the genuine and appropriately perceived conventional leader of Awka.

“It is a criminal offense and any (of) such unlawful demonstration in any piece of the state wouldn’t be supported by the Anambra State government, and the state won’t hold back to endorse the fraud as per the significant Traditional Rulers Law of Anambra state 2007.”

The delivery came closely following the fear that held individuals of the town on Saturday morning, after certain cops fixed goes 4×4 romping prompting Ndigwe’s royal residence to end his New Yam festivity planned for the afternoon.

Sources said the cops and military work force drove everybody out of the castle, shooting canisters of teargas at young people who had gone to the occasion.

“There was disorder when they began shooting, and a many individuals took off, while numerous young people supported wounds, ” they said.

A few writers who were welcome to the occasion were come by the security group from getting to the setting professing to be following up on orders from a higher place.

Sunday Sun assembled that the fixing of the festival may not be detached to the tussle over the conventional stool of the town.

Obi Gibson Nwosu, Eze Uzu II of Awka, was delegated the conventional ruler and gave a declaration of acknowledgment by the state government, yet was purportedly dismissed by a few powerful individuals from the local area.

In his place, they delegated Ndigwe, who quickly took on the place of the ruler of the realm, making the subjects be partitioned. While certain individuals from the local area upheld Ndigwe as their ruler, others upheld Nwosu.

Endeavors made to hear from the troubled ruler demonstrated pointless as he was supposed to be at a gathering and couldn’t talk.

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