The Governor of Imo State, Owelle Rochas Okorocha has commended the Traditional Rulers, especially delegate for the peaceful conduct of their election into the State Council of traditional rulers held Thursday at the Eze Imo Palace, Owerri, the capital of Imo State.
The Governor remarked that with the peaceful manner the traditional rulers had elected their delegates at the Local Government level and with the commendable manner they had conducted themselves and elected their Chairman and other Principal Officers into the Traditional Rulers Council, it could be right to stress that the Traditional Rulers in the State are not only the custodians of our culture and traditions but also custodians of democratic ideals.
The Governor congratulated His Royal Majesty, Eze Samuel Agunwa Ohiri over his re-election as the Chairman of the Council and noted that his re-election has shown that he did well in his first outing as the Chairman of the Council and advised that he should do his best this time and ensure that he carries all the Traditional Rulers in the State along including those who contested against him, for the sake of the Unity of the Traditional Rulers.
The Governor also commended Eze Chidume Okoro and Eze Oliver Ohanweh for their patriotism and outstanding performance in the election even when they could not win and appealed to them to bring their wealth of experience to bear and assist Eze Ohiri to serve the traditional rulers in particular and the State generally.
He explained that his administration decided to democratize the process of choosing the leaders of the State Council of Traditional rulers to further strengthen the nation’s democracy.
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