Politics Dethroned monarchs: Okorocha justifies action - The Sun


Imo State Governor, Owelle Rochas Okorocha, yesterday stated that the withdrawal of the certificates of recognition of Eze Cletus Ilomuanya as the Obi of Obinugwu autonomous community and Eze Cosmas Onyeneke, the paramount ruler of Lagwa in Orlu and Aboh Mbaise council areas of the state respectively, was in line with the resolution of the State House of Assembly, which had recommended that they be dethroned as traditional rulers.

In a press statement signed by his Senior Special Assistant (Media), Mr Sam Onwuemeodo, the governor stated that the dethronement of the two royal fathers was not personal, but in exercise of the powers conferred on him under the Traditional Rulers, Autonomous Communities and Allied Matters in Imo State Law No. 6 of 2006, following the resolution of 376 and 377 passed by the state Assembly that they be removed forthwith to avoid breakdown of law and order in the respective communities.

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