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OBODO-UGWA OGUME: Anslem Oyibo Calls For Peaceful Coexistence

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OBODO-UGWA OGUME: Anslem Oyibo Calls For Peaceful Coexistence

The immediate past chairman of Obodo-Ugwa Ogume Community Development Committee (CDC) Comrade Anslem Oyibo has
harped on the need for continuous peaceful coexistence among indigenes of the community while urging members of the community to support the Community Development Committee (CDC) led by Mr
Emeka Maduagu.

Comrade Oyibo who commended the Nigerian Army and other security agencies for the restoration of peace and security to Obodo-Ugwa Ogume community urged unscrupulous elements to desist from formenting trouble capable of disrupting peace in the community.

Comrade Aslem Oyibo refuted the allegation of financial mismanagement , stating that the accrued revenue during his tenure was judiciously utilised for the development of the community.

In his words, “contrary to claims in the allegation, all the money realised during my tenure as chairman of the Community Development Committee was less than 90 million.I am amazed at how some persons came about the 714 million alleged to have been misappropriated.”

In a press briefing, the community leaders, described the electoral process that led to emergence of Mr Emeka Maduagu as the chairman of the Community Development Committee (CDC) to be credible, transparent, inclusive and conducted under the watch of the Okpalu-Uku in council, Onotu-Uku in council and the entire indigenes of the community.

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According to them, trouble began in the community when Chief Ifemeni Thomas who refused to accept the outcome of the peaceful and credible election that produced Mr Emeke Maduagu as chairman went ahead to terrorise the community with thugs and destroyed over seven houses including that of the immediate past chairman.

They decried the unscrupulous and barbaric attitude of Chief Thomas Ifemeni who they accused of using thugs to forcefully collect money from indigenes of the community who fled the community due to the crisis before they are allowed to return to their community.

The narrated that it was based on this, that the military stepped in to restore peace and ensure the safety of the indigenes who returned to the community.

The new Community Development Committee chairman, Emeke Maduagu who listed those who voted for him to include HRH Tom Obi,Okwa Isaac Emma, Okwa Samson Otolokume, Okwa Enuma Ogwu, Okwa Joseph Alama, Chief London Nwasor, Elder Patrick Ese, Chief Jimoh Ossai, Chief Ossai Stephen, Chief Edward Ukor, Chief Johnson Egwunatum and Chief Dick Nwasor added that he secured twelve votes to defeat Chief Thomas Ifemeni who scored four votes.

While urging anyone who feels aggrieved to seek redress in court, they disclosed that the Chief Ifemeni did not have the charisma and requisite education qualifications of SSCE as stipulated in the community constitution to contest for the position of the chairman of the Community Development Committee.

They enjoined him to follow the part of peace and shun all forms of rancour, so that they could collectively work for growth and development of Obodo-Ugwa Ogume community.

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