2023: Anambra Monarchs decry Marginalization of Dunkofia LGA

2023: Anambra Monarchs decry Marginalization of Dunkofia LGA

 Traditional rulers from Dunukofia Local Government Area of Anambra have decried the political marginalisation of the council area since the inception of democratic rule.

The royal fathers called for a deliberate political design in the spirit of equity, fairness and brotherhood for a son or daughter of the council area to represent Dunukofia/Njikoka/Anaocha Federal Constituency at the Green Chambers come 2023.

This is contained  In a communique issued by the traditional rulers of Dunukofia Local Government Area on Friday after their meeting and deliberation on political development within the council.

The statement said that it appreciated that there are low number of wards in the council area compared with Njikoka and Anaocha council areas, which places it in a state of political disadvantage but that is not our own making"

According to  to the statement, "we, traditional rulers, believe that with mutual understanding and brotherly love the issue of the political disadvantage will be resolved amicably and fairness given to all.

It said that the council have eminently qualified persons  that can make the Federal Constituency proud, calling on major political parties such as APC, PDP and APGA to zone their House of Representatives position to Dunukofia council to promote fairness in old Njikoka council area.

The communiqué reads in part: “That we of old Njikoka council area (Dunukofia, Njikoka and Anaocha council areas) have since remained together and constitute the Dunukofia/Njikoka/Anaocha Federal Constituency.

“That collectively we are made up of political wards distributed thus; Dunukofia – 14, Njikoka – 18 and Anaocha – 19; thus, totaling 51 wards in the federal constituency.

" That for the past 24 years (1999 to 2022) both Njikoka and Anaocha have each represented the Federal Constituency at the Green Chambers for 12 years apiece.

“That no son or daughter of Dunukofia council has legally represented Dunukofia/Njikoka/Anaocha Federal Constituency.at the Green Chambers for the past 24 years.

"That  there are 21 Local Government Areas in Anambra State. That 11 Federal constituencies are carved out of these 21 Local Government Areas. That Dunukofia/Njikoka/Anaocha Federal Constituency is one of such constituencies.

“That a son or daughter of the other 20 Local Government Areas has represented their Federal constituency at one time or another.

"That Dunukofia is the only Local Government Area in Anambra State whose son/daughter has never represented his/her Federal Constituency over the past 24 years in the current democratic dispensation.

"That we  are of the opinion that it is time a son or daughter of Dunukofia is given a chance to represent Dunukofia/Njikoka/Anaocha at the Green Chambers.

“That we appreciate the strong bond of brotherhood that holds us together and recognize the fact that when three ‘brothers’ are eating equity, justice and fairness usually comes into play when sharing the ‘meat’ in the plate of soup .

"In this light and in recognition of the place of diplomacy and dialogue in politics, we have opted to dialogue with our fellow Igwes (traditional rulers) of both Anaocha and Njikoka LGAs with a view to requesting them to appeal to their subjects/children to shelf their ambition to go to the Green Chambers this time around.

"They  should allow the major political parties to zone their candidacy for this post to Dunukofia council area, in the spirit of equity, justice and fairness, as well as the brotherhood that we have enjoyed all these years.

“That Dunukofia council sons/daughters are known to be passionate in discharging any duty assigned to them and representing us at the Green Chambers will not be an exception”.

It explained that the traditional rulers are deploying consultation/dialogue to ensure that they nip in the bud any acrimony of marginalisation among our children and at the same time maintain mutual cooperation in future shared responsibilities.

The communiqué was signed by Igwe Robert Eze, the Traditional Ruler of Ukpo community; Igwe Emeka Ilouno, Traditional Ruler of Ifitedunu community and Igwe C. Anochie, traditional ruler of Umunachi community.

Others are: Igwe Ralph Chukwurah, Traditional Ruler of Umudioka community; Igwe Peter Uyanwa, Traditional Ruler of Ukwulu community and Igwe George Okaa-Onwuogu, Traditional Ruler of Nawgu community.


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