News Update

One Killed in Enugwu-Agidi Community Over Town Union Elections

By Ikeugonna Eleke

One person has been allegedly killed over the General Elections of Enugwu-Agidi Town Union in Njikoka Local Government Area of Anambra State.

Vincent Onyekwulu, the publicist to the traditional ruler of the community, Igwe Michael Okekeuche, disclosed this in a statement last week Tuesday.

He gave the name of the person killed as Anayo Nworah (28 years).

As a consequence, Onyekwulu said the community’s general elections slated for this period of the year had been cancelled. He asked the general public to remain calm.

Onyekwulu’s press release read: ‘An Enugwu-Agidi son, Anayo Nworah, (28) was gruesomely beaten, battered and murdered by some members of the adhoc committee appointed by the present EBU Caretaker Committee.

‘The abominable act has generated simmering crises, tension and threat to peace, law and order in Enugu-Agidi.

‘In view of the foregoing, and in exercise of the duties of his office as the Chief Security Officer of the town, the traditional ruler of Enugwu-Agidi, HRH, Igwe Michael Okekeuche, after due consultations with members of the royal cabinet and other relevant stakeholders in the town, has decided that it will be inauspicious and insensitive to hold the EBU General Elections for national officers at this time.

‘Hence, the proposed national election for the national executive by the current EBU is cancelled to forestall further crises, breach of peace, violence and possible fatalities, as a consequence of this murder that could result from the visible and apparent insecurity that has over shadowed the town.

‘Essentially, members of the general public are advised to remain law abiding, while his Royal Highness and other stakeholders shall continue to interface with the state government for further directive,’ the notice read.