LAGOSâ€”Leader of the Lagos Igbo community, Chief Christian Nwachukwu has asked the 14 EzendigboÂ who recently withdrew their suit against the Lagos State Government over the ban on Ezendigbo title to apologise to the state government and all concerned, including the Lagos Igbo community for taking the parties to court in the first instance.
Nwachukwu said that his plan to be joined in the suit filed by 14 EzendigboÂ against the Lagos State Government, forced them to withdraw the suit.
The 14 Ezendigbo had dragged the Lagos State Government, the state ministry of Local Government and Chieftaincy Affairs and Chairman of South East Council of Traditional Rulers, Eze C.I. Ilomuanya to court challengingÂ the ban on Ezendigbo title by the Lagos State Government.
The 14 Ezendigbo, however approachedÂ the courtÂ to withdraw the case, an application that has been granted by the court.
Nwachukwu who was the former Ezendigbo of Lagos before the ban had supported the action of the state government and had applied to be joined in the suit before the eventual withdrawal of the case by the prosecution.
Speaking to Vanguard weekend, Nwachukwu claimed that the 14Â EzendigboÂ became jittery when they learnt that he had applied to be joined in the case, insisting that his entrance forced the 14 Ezendigbo to withdraw their suit.
â€œPrimary sense should have told them that it was wrong for them to have challenged the ban on Ezendigbo, knowing that their crowning by a factional Igbo Speaking community was illegal.
They should apologise to the Lagos State Government, the concerned state ministry and Eze Ilomuanya and the Igbo community in Lagos State for their conduct or we will begin a process of excommunicating the self-acclaimed 14 Igbo royal fathers,â€ Nwachukwu insisted.
He called on all Igbos living in Lagos to remain calm and continue to support the effort of the Lagos State Governor Mr. Babatunde Fashola to great the state to greater heights.