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Enugu monarchs draw up MoU on sharing political offices

By Tony Edike

ENUGU— Enugu State Council of Traditional Rulers has drawn up a Memorandum of Understanding, MoU, on equal sharing of power among communities in Igboeze-North Local Government Area of the state.

Political positions covered by the MoU include local government chairmanship, House of Representatives and State House of Assembly membership.

Deputy Chairman of the council, Igwe Simeon Osisi Itodo, who spoke in his palace at Aji, Essodo, Enugu-Ezike during the ratification of the MoU by the people of Umunano in Igboeze North, weekend, urged politicians in the state to eschew greed and selfishness in order to gain the respect of their various electorates.

The MoU is to ensure that no community or ward in the area would take lion share of political or elective offices while others are left with nothing.

According to the MoU which was signed by all the traditional rulers, opinion leaders and other stakeholders, including eldest men (Onyishis), the four old communities that make up Umunano, will benefit from rotation of chairmanship of the local government.

They are also to have equal opportunity of providing members of both the House of Representatives and Enugu House of Assembly any time it was the their turn to produce such.


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