The umbrella body known as Okigwe youth Movement has blasted the present chairman of council of traditional rulers in Imo state, HRM Eze Samuel Ohiri for demanding to continue as chairman of the traditional rulers in the state.
The group bared their mind in a release signed by its national President, Hon. Emmanuel Chukwuma and Secretary General, Hon. Henry Duru which cautioned Eze Ohiri and the erstwhile chairman Eze Ilomuanya for hiding under the umbrella body of concerns Monarchs to call for the governor of the state to either allow the present to continue nor reinstate the former as the chairman of the council of traditional rulers in Imo state.
The youths of Okigwe zone frowned at such call by traditional rulers who are working under the clock to either have Eze Ohiri continue nor root for Eze Illomuanya to be reinstated.
According to them, the present call by some shameless traditional rulers is an affront on the sensibility of Okigwe zone who they said has not produced the chairman of the council of Imo state traditional rulers since Nigeria return back to democracy in 1999 till date.
They demand for equity, justice and fairness from the governor of the state in the Eze Imo chairmanship position, saying that Okigwe traditional rulers should be considered.
The Okigwe youths movement reminded the state governor of the present setting in the Imo state council of traditional rulers headed by Eze Samuel Ohiri from Owerri zone while Eze C. J Okwara of Nkwerre Local government area of Orlu zone, pointing out that no Okigwe zone monarch was considered good enough for any position.
They told the governor that Okigwe zone have intelligent and knowledgeable traditional rulers that can help him to move the state and traditional institution forward.
They however pleaded with the governor not to listen to the faceless and shameless traditional rulers in the state who are clamouring for either Eze Samuel Ohiri to continue nor those calling for Eze Cletus Ilomuanya to be reinstated.
The youths wonder the continuous denial by successive governments to have appointed any traditional ruler from Okigwe zone as the chairman of the council of traditional institution in the state when the duo of Eze Ilomuanya and Eze Ohiri has held sways for more than two decades.
They therefore called on the governor to use his good office to wright the wrongs done to Okigwe zone by appointing one of it’s traditional rulers as the chairman of the Imo state council of traditional institution.