UGHELLIâ€”THREE weeks after two indigense of Orogun kingdom, Ughelli North local government area of Delta State were striped of their chieftancy titles resulting from the recent ill- fated Orogun Progress Union (OPU) election, the â€˜Ukomorâ€™ of the clan, Chief Johnson Akporugo, had been sacked by the Okpara-Uku, HRH Otagba Eferobome I of the kingdom.
This was contained in a letter signed by the monarch and made available to newsmen yesterday in Ughelli.
According to the letter dated September 2, 2009, the sack takes immediate effect.
The letter read: â€œ On my installation as the Okpara-Uku of Orogun Kingdom in August, 2006, I retained you as the Ukomor of Orogun kingdom.
â€œAs you are very much aware, by the custom and tradition of Orogun kingdom, every Okpara-Uku has the prerogative to appoint as Ukomo any person who is traditionally qualified to occupy the traditional office of Ukomor of Orogun kingdom, to assist the Okpara-Uku in discharging his functionsâ€¦
â€œBy the same token, the Okpara-Uku reserves the right to remove the Ukomo from office with or without reason.â€
The monarch condemned a newspaper publication wherein the embattled Ukomo was alleged to be one of the signatories without consultation with the Okpara-Uku.
He said: â€œI have lost confidence in you as my Ukomor. I sincerely thank you for your previous services you rendered to me and the entire Orogun kingdom, but I regret to inform you that with immediate effect, your services as Ukomor is no longer required by me.â€