From Jeff Amechi
The people of Nneyi Umueri have thrown their weight behind Governor Willie Obiano’s second term bid for good governance of Anambra State. They disclosed this when they visited His Royal Majesty, Igwe Sir Ben Emeka of Umueri Kingdom, at his palace yesterday.
The group which was led on the solidarity visit by the Chairman of Nneyi Umueri, Mr. Pius Nweke, and former President General of Umueri, Chief Vincent Okoye, declared their total support for Igwe Emeka as the Okebo II of Umueri.
Nweke in his address assured the Igwe of the support of the good people of Nneyi Umueri, saying that the people of Nneyi Umueri are not in support of one Cosmos Ogugua’s attempt to balkanise Umueri in the guise of autonomy.
According to Nweke, Ogugua did not follow the constitutional provision for the actualization of autonomous community, but he woke up one day and started claiming that he was the traditional ruler of Nneyi Umueri. He said what Ogugua did could only happen in a lawless society, adding that the people of Nneyi Umueri recognise HRM Igwe Emeka as the only traditional ruler of Umueri.
Igwe Emeka in his appreciation thanked the people for the solidarity and show of support, saying that no stone would be left unturned towards ensuring the actualization of peace and harmony in Umueri and other neighbouring communities that share boundary with Umueri.
He also urged them to continue to support the administration of Willie Obiano for the continuous delivery of dividends of good governance in Anambra State.
He also admonished governorship candidates for the November 18 election to shun campaign of calumny and engage in issue-based campaigns for the betterment of Anambrans.