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Orogun monarch sacks chief

UGHELLI—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 ‘Ukomor’ 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: “ On my installation as the Okpara-Uku of Orogun Kingdom in August, 2006, I retained you as the Ukomor of Orogun kingdom.

“As 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 functions…

“By the same token, the Okpara-Uku reserves the right to remove the Ukomo from office with or without reason.”

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: “I 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.”


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