South-east APC Condemns Suspension of Anambra Monarch for Conferring Chieftaincy Title on Ubah

David-Chyddy Eleke in Awka

The South-east chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC) has condemned the suspension of the traditional ruler of Neni Community, HRH Damian Onwuamaeze Ezeani, by the Anambra State Government.

Ezeani was suspended for conferring chieftaincy title on the Senator representing Anambra South, and a ranking member of the APC, Ifeanyi Ubah, a decision that has been linked to Ubah’s quest to contest the 2025 governorship election against the state Governor, Charles Soludo.

South-east chapter of the APC described it as an aberrational affront against Igbo traditional institutions, calling on the Igbo apex socio-cultural organisation, Ohanaeze Ndigbo, to wade

In a statement issued by the South-east Zonal Chairman of APC, Dr. Ijeomah Arodiogbu, the party said: “We received with shock the recent suspension of an esteemed traditional ruler, HRH Damian Ezeani, the Igwe of Neni community.

“At first, we thought there was some untruth in the story until its confirmation.

“It is indeed sad and is deserving of full condemnation of such an aberrational affront against Igbo traditional institution, which we should cherish and nurture, rather than drag into the mud.

“What is Igwe Neni’s offence? That he conferred a title on a senator of APC extraction? Is he the first to have done so? Or is it merely politics, otherwise can we not see this as a move to make the prestigious crowns and stools in Anambra State an appendage of the APGA-led administration?

“We thus call on Igbos all over the world, and the leadership of the pan-Igbo organisation, Ohanaeze NdiIgbo, and other Igbo groups and well-meaning Nigerians to call the administrations of Governor Soludo to order.”

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