The Awka Development Union, Nigeria (ADUN), has commended the Governor of Anambra State, Prof Chukwuma Soludo for taming one Austin Ndigwe, alias Uzu Awka who they say has been parading himself as the monarch of the community with impunity for years.
In a letter on Sunday to Soludo, they thanked him for ensuring that rule of law was entrenched in the state, particularly in Awka community.
The Commendation was contained in a letter signed by the traditional ruler of the community, Obi Gibson Nwosu, traditional prime minister of the community, Chief Ben Okoye, among others.
The letter came on the heels of the state government’s position on Chief Austin Ndigwe ( Uzu Awka) who was ordered to stop parading himself as the traditional ruler of Awka by the state government on Saturday.
Ndigwe had invited guests on Saturday to celebrate new yam festival as the Royal Majesty of the community, but a contingent of the police and military operatives had stormed his palace, dispersed the guest and cordoned the place.
Reacting to the development, the ADUN on Sunday commended Soludo for saving the customs and tradition of the people from somebody they called an impostor who had been a thorn in the flesh of the people of the area for years.
The union’s letter read in part, “We write as members of Awka Development Union Nigeria (ADUN), the Eze-In-Council of Awka Traditional stool and on behalf of other progressive indigenes of Awka community to commend Mr Governor for the proactive actions you deployed towards forestalling the desecration of Awka sacred customs and tradition, upholding the rule of law and restoring order and sanctity in the administration of the traditional affairs of the prestigious Awka community as well as other communities in Anambra State.
“We received with immense joy the decisions and executive actions of Mr Governor to nip in the bud the actions of the imposter whom had attempted for years without success to usurp the traditional stool of Awka community.
“His actions in the past years had become a thorn in the flesh of the good and peaceful indigenes of Awka and had in no small measure cast an untrue image of the customs and traditions of the Awka people.
Our gratitude know no bound with respect to your timely and bold intervention, Mr Governor in these issues. We write to convey our profound gratitude to you.
“Your good spirited actions have restored hope in the minds of those whom had lost hope in the progress of our community; it has given new strength to the young and old of our community to continue to push forward for the development of our community. Thank you Mr. Governor.
The people rejoice when the righteous come to power; we are doubly confident that Anambra state is in the best hand. The solution is here; Mr Governor must succeed, and the good people of Awka will give whatever it takes to ensure that you achieve your visions for Anambra State and her people. Anambra State will be great again.”