There is crisis in Elelem autonomous community, Ngor Okpala Local Government Area of Imo State, following the rejection of the ‘Eze’ elect of the community, Nelson Nwaordu.
The community in a letter by Anthony Nnodim, Secretary of the Community Government Council (CGC), Nze Chigbu Nwaogu, Chairman Elelem Council of Elders, Eugene Madufor, Mrs. B. Ugwulor and Rev Obilor M.O passed a vote of no confidence on Nwaordu.
“The people of Elelem community after a meeting of elders, chiefs, king makers and the community government council executives unanimously resolved that a vote of no confidence has been passed on the Eze elect. “Nwaordu should not be considered fit for the position of a traditional ruler of Elelem as he has betrayed the people and we are disappointed in him,” the letter reads.
The aggrieved villagers, who also petitioned Governor Rochas Okorocha, said Nwaordu is not fit for the office of the traditional ruler.
The petitioners said: “The Eze elect announced a compulsory levy of N720, 000 in each of the five villages which amounted to N3.6 million for the completion of the electricity project. But the contractors handling the project were not paid.”