Traditional Rulers in Oji River LGA of Enugu State Thursday passed a Vote of No Confidence on Igwe Godwin Madu, Chairman of Oji River Traditional Rulers Council.
At an emergency meeting which held at the Oji River Local Government, Headquarters, the Traditional Rulers also elected Igwe Lawrence Obi, Nnoshi 2, the Traditional Ruler of Ugwuoba Urban Autonomous Community as the new Chairman of the Council.
The Traditional Rulers who said Igwe Godwin Madu’s tenure had expired also accused the former Chairman of Breaching the Council’s constitution, high-handedess, Dictatorial and unaccountable Leadership,
Intimidation of Members of the Council,
Disrespect for fellow Traditional Rulers and Non Recognition of Equality of Traditional Rulers.
In a statement made available to the press after the meeting, they said that “Consequent upon this VOTE OF NO CONFIDENCE, we the undersigned have resolved and elected HRH, Igwe Lawrence Obi as the new Caretaker Chairman of Oji River Traditional Rulers Council”
The Vote of No Confidence was endorsed by over 2/3 majority of members of the Council
Meanwhile the new Chairman of the Oji River Traditional Rulers Council,Igwe Lawrence Obi was Thursday presented to the Chairman of Oji River Local Government Area, Hon Frank Udemezue.
Receiving the new Chairman and some his colleagues in his office he thanked them for the peaceful and democratic way they took in electing a new Chairman.
He said Traditional Rulers as Father’s of the LGA and custodians of the culture and tradition of the people need to partner with Government to deliver dividends of democracy to the citizens.
He promised that he was ready at all times to work with the Royal Fathers for the good of the Local Government.
Earlier the Traditional Ruler of Adu Achi, Igwe Sunday Orah said they were in his office to brief him on the change that had taken place in the leadership of the Traditional Rulers Council and to pledge their unalloyed loyalty and support to the Local Government and the Government of Rt Hon Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi