Hundreds of aggrieved youths and elders of Awka community have staged a peaceful protest over an individual whom they alleged crowned himself the Traditional Ruler of Awka.
Youths accompanied by their elders displayed placards with such inscriptions as Dr. Gibson Nwosu , Obi of Awka is our traditional ruler” “the palace of Awka kingdom is not for sale”, “we stand with Governor Willie Obiano to stop this impending danger”, among others.
Speaking to journalists, their leader, Chief Benjamin Muorah, explained that their protest was designed to let the world know that Awka indigenes have disassociated themselves from the purported coronation of a certain man as the traditional ruler of the town.
Chief Muorah noted that, it is an abomination for an individual in Awka to wake up one morning and crown himself the traditional ruler of the community when their authentic traditional ruler Obi Gibson Nwosu is still alive.
Chief Muorah urged the state government and security agencies to rise to the occasion by stopping the said man from parading himself as the traditional ruler of the community since his action is abominable and has also resulted in the disruption of the peace in the area.
He maintained that if urgent steps were not taken to arrest the ugly development, it could throw the community into a state of anarchy.