2015: Two Enugu Monarchs May Be Dethroned For Supporting EkweremaduFeatured, Ignatius Okpara, Latest News, News, News From The State Thursday, February 13th, 2014
IGNATIUS OKPARA, Enugu
There are strong indications that Enugu state governor Sullivan Chime may dethrone two traditional rulers who participated in a recent solidarity visit to the Deputy senate president, (DSP) Ike Eweremadu.
Our correspondent gathered that the Monarchs, were part of a delegation of Ezeagu Local Government Stakeholders and Leaders of Thought, which paid a solidarity visit to Ekweremadu in Enugu about a week ago, to thank him for the numerous developmental projects he attracted to their various communities.
African Examiner Reports that the Enugu state Governor, Sullivan Chime and Ekweremadu had been at logger head over who will represent Enugu west senatorial district in the Senate come 2015.
Chime, who is serving his second term in office is eyeing the seat, just as the incumbent senator representing the zone, (Ekweremadu) who is doing his third tenure wants to return for the fourth time in 2015.
A close source to the state government told our correspondent that the two royal fathers likely to be fired, includes Igwe Raphael Okolo of Iwolo community and Igwe John Nwakaeze of Oha Ndiagu.
It was further gathered that Igwe Harford Agana of Olo, who also double as the Chairman of Enugu West Traditional Rulers Council and Igwe Igbonekwu of Umana Ndiagu, may face stiffer penalties for also identifying with the DSP.
African Examiner recalled that similar development played out during the era of former governor of the state, Dr. Chimaroke Nnamani, who suspended some traditional rulers in the state for attending a reception organized for erstwhile senate president, Ken Nnamani, in Enugu.
The ex- senate president, Nnamani, and former Governor, Nnamani, were engaged in serious political battle until the duo left their various offices.
The traditional rulers and the Ezeagu Leaders of Thought had in their address during the visit to Ekkeremadu: said: “We are witnesses to the construction of rural roads, provision of water boreholes, transformers, rural electrification projects, health centres, youth development and empowerment centres, and a lot more.
“We have benefitted from you and want to assure you that we the Ezeagu people are solidly behind you; we will not hesitate to give you unalloyed support in any of your future political quests; you can always count on us”, they promised.
They declared, “people should be allowed to make their choice of representatives of their own free will based on the pedigree, antecedents, and integrity of available candidates”.
However, as the interesting political war between the two big masquerades, (Chime and Ekweremadu) continues, only time will tell who will win the battle and who will be used as sacrificial lambs.
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