As the battle over who occupies the revered Mburubu traditional stool continues to rage, the national leadership of Concerned Youths of Nkanu East has warned the Enugu State Commissioner for Science and Technology, Prince Lawrence Ezeh to face his works in the ministry.

There has been a crisis over who occupies the vacant traditional stool of Mburubu kingdom, in Nkanu West Local Government Area of Enugu State.

DAILY POST learnt that two groups are currently laying claims to the throne.

However, in a statement by the National Publicity Secretary of the group, Comrade Ejike Valentine Nnaji, the Nkanu East cautioned the commissioner to avoid actions that would polarise the community.

They stated that Prince Ezeh had allegedly left no one in doubt on his biased approach to the matter.

They further accused him of sponsoring verbal attacks and spurious allegations against the Chairman of Nkanu East Local Government Area, Hon Sydney Okey Edeh.

The commissioner, Ezeh, is a Prince from Mburubu.

According to them, Edeh’s issuance of a certificate of acceptance to Chief Jerry Patrick Onuokaibe as the Igwe-elect of Mburubu community has come to stay.

They asserted that, “this was based on empirical evidence and the unanimous approval by Mburubu community leaders, as sanctioned by the community’s constitution.

“The allegation that the local government chairman, Prince Edeh collected a bribe should be discountenanced.

“We are bewildered at the Honourable Commissioner’s involvement in local politics, diverting his attention from his assigned responsibilities.

“It is perplexing that the Honourable Commissioner would leave his official duties to engage in local politics instead of acting as a father figure.”

They urged the commissioner to stop encouraging the emergence of factions in the community, stressing that he should instead focus on action that would engender unity within the community.

“We want to emphasise the importance of addressing issues through proper channels, rather than resorting to media confrontations,” he stated.

“On our part, we want a peaceful resolution of the ongoing conflict.

“This is why we are also urging Prince Ezeh to collaborate with Chief Jerry Patrick Onuokaibe, the Igwe-elect of Mburubu to advance the course of the Mburubu community.”

They denounced the presentation of Chief Linus Igbudu to the council chairman as Igwe-elect by a faction allegedly loyal to the commissioner.

Steer clear of Mburubu chieftaincy tussle – Nkanu youths caution Enugu commissioner

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