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Ezie-Ogo: Elu Ohafia elders, Ikwu Nwo–Ali reject election by development union, say it’s violation of customs

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The Commity of Elders (Nde Ichin-Ukwu) and Ikwu Nwo-Ali of Elu Ohafia community in Ohafia Local Government Area of Abia State, have rejected the election conducted by the Elu Development Union (EDU), on the 30th day of March, 2024.

The elders described the election as a violation of the Native customs and traditions of the Elu Ohafia community.

A joint communique issued by the elders indicated that, “the electoral committee led by Lekwa Ezuta Udonsi was constituted by a Regent (Engr. Uma Agbai Olugu), without lawful authority in violation of customs on the 24th day of March.

The Communique which was signed by Iroha Kalu, Paul Emetu and others on behalf of the Nde Ichin-Ukwu while Oko Agwu Anaga of Umu-Nnechi, Agbai Oti of Umu-Unadu and others signed on behalf of Ikwu Nwo Ali.

The Communique indicated that at a time the community was mourning Ezie Prof. E. U. L. Imaga, “It is unfortunate that the conduct of some persons suggest that they are not mourning with the community.

“We call on all indigenes of Elu Ohafia to remain law abiding and continue to give their unalloyed support to all institutions of governance established by and during reign of Ezie Prof. E. U. L. Imaga and remain focussed on giving our departed Monarch a befitting funeral.

The elders denounced and dissociated themselves from the election and by this declare the outcomes of no effect.

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