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Ezeship tussle: Imo Govt assures fairness in Iho-Dimeze

The Imo State Government has reiterated its readiness to look carefully into all issues arising from various autonomous communities as a result of plans to recognize some individuals as traditional rulers.
Secretary to the Government of Imo State, Sir Jude Ejiogu made this assurance Tuesday, October 3rd 2015 when people of Iho-dimeze in Ikeduru Local Government area visited his Cabinet Office, along Sam Mbakwe road, Owerri.
Sir Ejiogu who was represented by his Special Assistant (Political), Hon. Kelechi Okoro reminded them that government made it categorically clear that any community with reservations against the names announced on radio as Ezes- Elect should inform the state through a letter, describing their peaceful demonstration as part of their efforts to enthrone peace in communities.
Hon. Okoro therefore frowned at individuals who go extra mile by destroying properties worth millions in the name of protest, warning such people to desist or be visited with every wrath of the law.
Earlier, the leader of the delegation and chairman of Iho-dimeze community, Mr. Emmanuel Nwaodu said that their reason for the visit was to register their displeasure against the selection of an individual from their area as Eze-elect, stressing that his endorsement was not a collective decision of their people, and pleaded with the state government to reverse it to avoid any break down of law and other.
Mr. Nwaodu therefore assured of their willingness to close ranks with government as part of their efforts in complementing its giant strides since inception in 2011, while appealing to his people to remain calm and law abiding.

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