By Ikpechukwu Ojobor
ENUGU—THE people of Imilike Enu in Udenu Local Government area of Enugu State, have elected a traditional ruler to oversee the affairs of the community, 10 years after the demise of their former traditional ruler.
The community which was in crisis since the demise of the former traditional ruler, elected Chief Felix Mba to champion the cause of the people and ensure the restoration of lasting peace and development to the community.
The result as announced by the election’s Returning Officer, Prof Uche Nnadozie, of the Department of Public Relations and Local Government, University of Nigeria Nsukka, indicated that Chief Felix Mba polled a total of 1, 278 votes to defeat his opponent, Chief Innocent Ugwuodo, who polled a total of 415 votes.
The election which was held in a peaceful atmosphere was witnessed by representatives of the Enugu State Ministry of Chieftaincy Affairs and officials of the Udenu Local Government and notable traditional rulers in the area.
In an interview, the highly elated monarch-elect of Imilike Enu community, Chief Felix Mba expressed happiness over his election to lead his people, stating that he never envisioned such great responsibility in his life.
“I feel highly delighted because I never thought I would be in this position since I was born.”