The Nkwerre Aborigines Town Development Union NAU has removed the 4th Eshi of Nkwerre His Royal Highness, Eze Chijioke Okwara on alleged misconduct in the traditional stool of the area in accordance to section 16, subsection 12 (a,b,c) of the constitution of the Union.
The Union which comprises the entire thirty one village that make up Nkwerre Local Government Area in Imo State with the Central Executive Committee held a meeting on August 2, 2014 at the Civil Hall in the Nkwerre Ancient Town to review some of the activities of the traditional ruler.
According to the President General of Union, Engr. Sammy Akano, the meeting was purposely called in order to review some abnormalities going on in the land and sensitize the entire villages on some attitude of the Eshi of Nkwerre, HRH, Eze Chijioke Jakes Okwara which may affect their peaceful co-existence.
Engr. Akano stated that for several occasions it had been discovered that since the Eshi of Nkwerre, Eze Okwara assumed the leadership of the community Government Council, his attitude had drastically changed to the detriment of the united family they use to be in the past decade.
He narrated that the monarch of Nkwerre picked quarrel with the executives of the Union when they saw the need to incorporate the union under the Corporate Affairs Commission (CAC) in order to give the union a stronger base of operation as a body.
The President General of the union further said that they had to register the union because of the contingency for the union to operate and access her fund that is allegedly hanging around with the Eshi for quite sometime without rendering proper account.
Also that since the union decided to legally document their activity the Eshi through the CGC have used all method to frustrate the actualization of the body registration by attempted victimization of the President General and the Secretary General of the Union through the Imo State Police Command which he have severally wanted to arrest and detain them.
Engr. Akano bemoaned the constant abusive words of Eze Okwara, saying that they are touts and never do well executive officer who have no meaningful focus that will engender development, in the locality. Speaking also that the meeting the secretary General of Nkwerre Aborigines Union, Chief Nwadike Syvester stated that the Eshi of Nkwerre arrested in his resident at Umuna Orlu where he was publicly disgraced.
Chief Nwadike narrated that in several occasions he has received threats of life and also has been stop at a gun point of which his Toyota Camry Car was snatched.
He informed the Union that on such occasion the union documents are inside the car which he has not recovered uptill date.
The union scribe added that due to the persistent threats of life, his family members and other extend relations have called on him to resign from the office but he is still giving it a thought. At the same vein the lawyer handling the issue of the union, Barrister Chairman Chris Obilor has called on the union speed up action to save the face of the union now that the Eshi is attempting to drag it to the ……..
Barrister Obilor said that the registration of the union is cordial and legally important to strengthened the reasons behind their forefathers plant to make them a united front.
He wondered why the attitude of the Eshi changed when there is need for them to be legally backed up and gain ground for development facilities that will come through this registration.
The renowned lawyer urged the people to unite in order not to allow a single man to rob them their unity, thereby move a motion for the dethronement of the Eshi of Nkwerre.
Responding to this effect, the oldest man in Nkwerre, Nze Asigha told the people that since his life he has remained a law abiding citizen and also does not allow evil in his locality but he was surprise that his name was included for arrest by the Eshi of Nkwerre.
Nze Asigha said that Eze Okwara name was included in the registration as the Grand Patron of the Union, that he wondered why the Eshi has decided to misconduct himself in the stool.
He added that for the past twenty years there have been no meaningful development in the clan as a result of the deceive manner the Eze has been conducting the affairs of the land.
The Nkwerre oldest man stated that they are fried of the misconduct of Eshi therefore supported the move to remove the Eshi.
In the words of other branches, President General in the meeting which includes the Enugu State Chapter, Chief Wilson Obi that the Eshi conduct is a shameful one that deserved a sack in accordance to their constitution.