Traditional Rulers in Mbaise have cautioned politicians making unguarded comments against their opponents with the intention of scoring cheap political relevance to discontinue, advising them to emulate the Chief of Staff and Commissioner for Special Duties in Imo State, Sir Jude Ejiogu whose interest is to support Governor Rochas Okorocha in delivering dividends of democracy to the people.
The royal fathers gave this warning on Sunday, during the celebration of “Eyirieyi Obohia”, a cultural festival organized by three autonomous communities that make up Obohia Ancient Kingdom in Ahiazu Mbaise local government area of Imo State.
Speaking on behalf of the monarchs, Chairman of Owerri Zone Council of Traditional Rulers and Deputy Chairman (Owerri Zone) of Imo State Council of Ndi-Eze, HRH Eze Chidume Okoro said that despite the honour and respect attached his office, Sir Ejiogu has not allowed it to control his natural behaviour and described him as a leader per excellence.
Eze Okoro maintained that if about 80% of Imo politicians should behave like the Chief of Staff, Sir Ejiogu in the areas of humility, respect and commitment, he expressed optimism that Imo politics will be devoid of rancour and bitterness, pointing out that the Emekuku- born politician remains a therapy to problems.
The monarchs while administering royal blessings on Sir Ejiogu, further described him as meticulous, dedicated and an individual received across the three geo-political zones of Imo State, adding that his acceptance by Owerri people necessitated the massive support Governor Rochas Okorocha is enjoying so far.
They thanked the Chief of Staff for standing firmly behind Governor Okorocha whom they said has empowered their youths in the areas of free education, youth- must-work programme and other vital initiatives which according to them have reduced the rate of armed robbery, prostitution and other social vices in the area adding that the level of development in the three LGAs in Mbaise nation was as a result of the governor’s prompt adherence to advice from his engine room.
In his speech, Sir Ejiogu described leadership as a service to the people which should not be allowed to control individual’s psyche who are holding sway for the people and thanked the royal fathers for acknowledging his good works.