By Ikeugonna Eleke
The Executive Secretary of Anambra State Judicial Service Commission, Chief Stanley Mbanaso, has denied stories in the media that he has been expelled from Amorka Council of Chiefs.
Amorka Community of Ihiala Local Government Area of Anambra State had earlier issued a press statement claiming that Mbanaso who is a cabinet Chief, had been expelled, following gross misconduct on his part.
But Mbanaso who spoke to Fides on Tuesday said he decided to react to the story because, beyond pushing such narrative on the social media, the trouble makers in the community had taken it to conventional media, deceiving the people over his expulsion.
‘For clarity purposes, till this moment, I have not received any communication regarding my purported expulsion from Amorka Council of Chiefs.
‘I remain unaware of any action of mine, whether in our Amorka Community or anywhere elsewhere, that amounted to activities aimed at destabilizing Amorka’s unity, or the gross misconduct they quoted,’ he said.
Mbanaso said he neither committed any indiscretion anywhere, including in the community, nor was he informed of the existence of any disciplinary committee hearing anywhere against him, nor was he invited to any.
He accused the monarch of the community, Igwe K. O. Obiriolemgbe, of not giving him fair hearing before announcing his expulsion, stating that the grouse of the monarch might stem from his appointment by the Anambra State Government as chairman of Amorka Caretaker Committee in which he went ahead to conduct credible town union elections for the community.
‘After the election, I decided to stay away from politics, including Amorka Community politics, to face my job as the Executive Secretary of the Anambra State Judicial Service Commission.
‘This strife in Amorka is the design of the Igwe because he wants to privatize the royal stool of the community by making it hereditary, which is against the undisputed history of the town,’ Mbanaso said.