We didn’t have monarch before now, says Igwe Ogochukwu Obelle


By Vincent Ujumadu, Awka

THE chieftaincy dispute rocking Nawfia Community in Njikoka local government area of Anambra State has taken a new dimension, with Igwe Ogochukwu Obelle recognized by the Anambra State government saying the community never had a traditional ruler before his coronation.

The son of the late Igwe FFBC Nwankwo, Chijioke Nwankwo, mounted the throne 21 years ago and he was among the 12 traditional rulers in the state suspended by the former governor of Anambra State, Chief Willie Obiano for visiting former President Muhammadu Buhari without clearance from the state government.

Igwe Nwankwo had also performed his own New Yam festival, which some people in the community also participated in.

But speaking on Friday at Nwafia during his celebration of the New Yam festival, Obelle said Chijioke Nwankwo was only a regent, who was given the Regency of the community after his father was brutally murdered.

He said: “I am the constitutionally elected Igwe of…

Source: Vanguard Newspaper