February 20, 2019

Ngige’s community ends 7-year leadership tussle

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Dr. Chris Ngige, Labour and Employment Minister

By Vincent Ujumadu

Awka—THE seven years old leadership crisis that tore apart Alor, Idemili South local government area of Anambra State, which is the hometown of the Minister of Labour and Employment, Senator Chris Ngige, has been resolved and new leaders elected for the community.

Chris Ngige

Chris Ngige

While the crisis lasted, the community remained without elected town union executive, a situation that helped in no small measure to deny the area the state government presence.

However, yesterday at the community’s market square, Ngige, and his kinsmen, after the inauguration of new executive members of the town union headed by Chief Uzoma Igbonwa, expressed joy that peace had finally returned to the area.

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The community congratulated the elected officials, urging them to work as one body and strive to sustain the peace, unity, harmony, brotherliness, and solidarity among Alor indigenes and their neighbours.

It also urged Alor indigenes, both at home and abroad to cooperate with the elected executive committee by giving them the necessary support to enable them discharge of their duties efficiently.

The people, however, condemned in no uncertain terms, the action of some indigenes of the community, who, according to them, connived with some Anambra State government officials to scuttle the conduct of the town union election as ordered by the court.

They appealed to the governor, Chief Willie Obiano to allow democracy to thrive in Alor by resisting pressure from “some misguided elements” in the area, who they alleged, were bent on causing trouble and disharmony in Alor town.