September 18, 2013

Obi’s community sanctions alleged impersonator

Obi’s community sanctions alleged impersonator

INEC official displays an empty ballot box

The Traditional ruler of Agulu, Igwe Innocent Obodoakor, has said that his community has sanctioned those who impersonated him at Labour Party, LP, political rally to flag-off the campaign of Dr. Ifeanyi Ubah in Onitsha last week.

One Chief Julius Iloh, from Obe village in Agulu, along with two other persons, had in Onitsha, mounted the podium where he claimed to be the traditional ruler of Agulu during which he accused Governor Obi of not doing anything in his community in his eight years as governor.

But Igwe Obodoakor, who addressed reporters in Awka, said the man who posed as the traditional ruler of Agulu was an ordinary titled man, adding that the man and others who accompanied him to Onitsha have been suspended from attending functions organized in the town, pending the determination of the issue by the Agulu General Assembly.

The royal father wondered why people should go to the extent of impersonating a traditional ruler in their quest for easy money and pointed out that royal fathers, by virtue of their position, do not play politics or be involved in political rallies.

According to him, contrary to claims by those involved, Governor Obi more than any other governor in  Anambra State, had recorded unprecedented achievements that had remained a source of pride to the people of Agulu and Anambra State in general.

He said that the governor has upheld the policy of equity and fairness in the distribution of democracy dividends across the state, noting that his community has received its own fair share of democracy dividends.