Eze Stool Tussle! Protesters block Imo Govt House


Hundreds of protesters Monday, July 10, staged a demonstration at the entrance of Imo State Government House, as a way of expressing their anger over the plan by the state government to hand over the staff of office to one Dennis Onyebuagu, as the traditional ruler of Ibiasoegbe community in Oru West Local Government Area of the state.

Vanguardng reported that spokesperson of the group, Mr. Chigoziri Odogwu, told Vanguard that the eze stool tussle had lasted for 11 years. Odogwu said one of the reasons for their protest was that Ibiasoegbe was mentioned as one of the communities their traditional rulers would receive staff of office as announced on the radio. He said: “We are not happy to hear that our community was mentioned among those that will be given staff of office and we are told that it is one Mr. Dennis Onyebuagu. “The same man said  he was given staff of office by the former governor of Imo state, Chief Achike Udenwa, since 2007 and sever since, he has been parading himself as a traditional ruler. Let me tell you, we  already  have a crown prince.His name is Chukwuemeka Nletigbo. Also, it is good that we tell you that the eze throne is hereditary and not rotatory as claimed by the same man. At this point, we also want the Imo State government to know that the matter is in court and it will be wrong and against the law to give the staff of office to Onyebuagu.”

Read more at: http://www.vanguardngr.com/2017/07/protesters-block-imo-govt-house-eze-stool-tussle/

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Chinenye Nwabueze

Nwabueze is a communication researcher with several years of lecturing experience in Nigerian universities.

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  1. The governor should please allow the this communities to do things according to their tradition.

  2. Ataka Fortunatus Tobenna

    since the throne is hereditary and not rotatory as they claimed, let state government allow them to do according to what the tradition says.

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  3. Uzor Cecilia Ifunanya

    I’ve never liked that governor, always playing God..
    Look at the nonsense and terrible decision he just took..
    Anyways, his actions describes him… They should keep protesting oooo till he does the right thing…

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