…. Claims govt’s action brings peace to their town
PEOPLE of Abacha in Idemili North Local Government Area are rooting for continued suspension of their traditional ruler, Igwe G. B. C Mbakwe.
They stated their stand during a peaceful protest in support on Tuesday.
The protest took off from Abacha Civic Centre, Abacha and went through all streets of the community and ended up at Government House, Awka.
Some of the protesting indigenes of Abacha carried placards and banners bearing various inscriptions such as “Abacha community remains totally in support of Chief Sir Willie Obiano Akpokuodike Global,” “Abacha is a peaceful community,” “We support Anambra State Government,” and “We condemn Igwe G.B.C Mbakwe’s actions.”
Others read “Abacha is at peace with Akpokuodike Global,” and “We say no to G.B.C Mbakwe’s tyranny and high handedness.”
Addressing them, Special Adviser to Gov. Obiano on Town Union and Chieftaincy Affairs, Vera Okechukwu, assured Abacha people that their community will continue to benefit from the state government.
Earlier while presenting the town’s position at Government House, President-General of Abacha, Chief Ifeanyi Obata pointed out that the town benefitted so many democracy dividends from Gov. Willie Obiano-led administration to allow Mbakwe to mislead them.
He urged government to carry on with any action it deems fit to restore honour of royal stools in Anambra communities including their town.
Also, in an address at Abacha, an elder in the community, Chief Nelson Olife explained that their protest was a product of their collective decision.
It will be recalled that following recommendation of Anambra State Traditional Rulers’ Council, Igwe Mbaekwe and 11 others were suspended.