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The chairman of
Ekwuoma Progressive union, in Ika North-East Local Government Area of Delta
State, Chief Augustine Nwokolo, has said that the reign of the Ajeh of Ekwuoma, Samuel Chinedu
Chukwujindu is divine.
however, stated this at his country home, noting that the Ajeh has been focus
since his enthronement, regardless of the blatant efforts of some detractors who
do not want to embrace the peaceful co-existence in the land.
maintained that the people of Ekwuoma would continue to throw their weight
behind the Ajeh who has endeared himself to all and sundry.
the publication in Ika Weekly some couple of weeks back, some of the chiefs who
spoke collectively, said the information on the newspaper which presented chief
Kenneth offor as the Ajeh of Ekwuoma was utter falsehood saying that the man
who was given an honorary chieftaincy certificate now parade himself as the
Ajeh of Ekwuoma. They further stated that Chief Kenneth Offor does not have a
Council of Chiefs whereas he claims to be the Ajeh on the throne.
It was gathered
that a Chieftaincy title was conferred on Kenneth Chukwugozim Offor alongside,
four (4) other indigene certificate from Mrs. I.E. Bolokor at the Directorate
of chieftaincy Affairs, Deputy Governors office, Asaba.
Ekwuoma is made
up of four villages; viz: Odopo, Umuosi, Idumu-Echen and Idumute. These villages are headed by the
eldest persons. Adopo is headed by Diokpa Edward Ikem, Umuosi is headed by
Diokpa Oke Omene, Idumu-Echen is headed by Diokpe Bioani Kiseokwu while Idumute
is headed by Diokpa Charles Nwanne. Mr. Jacob Asiana Nwulu who claimed to be
the eldest person in the Ika Weekly publication does not rank
the 14th position in order of seniority in the community according
to the chiefs.
the 2004 criminal code act of the federation, page 33, N0. 42, one of the
chiefs was quoted as saying, “Any person who, without lawful authority, carries
on or makes preparation for carrying on or aids in or advises the carrying on
of, or for, by or against any band of
citizen, is guilty of felony and is liable for life imprisonment. The chiefs
therefore advised the dissidents to sheath their swords and toe the line of
peace so as to avoid being guilty of the quoted offences as the consequences
been spelt out.