Peace Returns to Ngige’s Hometown Seven Years After

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Published February 19, 2019

Chris-Ngige

Minister of Labour and Employment, Dr. Chris Ngige

Tony Okafor , Awka

The People of Alor , the hometown of the Minister of Labour and Employment , Dr Chris Ngige , on Monday celebrated the return of peace to the area after seven years of internal crisis .

It was learnt that the crisis in the community followed the state government ’ s interference in the town union’ s leadership.

In a statement , Ngige said the return of peace to the community followed a court judgement .

The statement said the Anambra State High Court had ordered the community to embrace peace through the arrangement put in place by the traditional ruler ’s council .

The statement read partly, ” On February 5 , 2019 , the Anambra State High Court sitting at Awka Division in a judgment delivered on Suit No A/ 14 / 2015 – Chief Uzoma lgbonwa & Anor Vs Inspector – General of Police inter alia , that Alor Regency Council should liaise with the electoral committee set up by the then Igwe- In – Council in 2012 to conclude the election process to the executive committee of Alor Peoples ’ Convention . The election was aborted by the security agents sent by the Anambra State Government on April 14 , 2012 .

“ Pursuant to the judgment , the election committee in conjunction with the Regency Council of Alor reactivated the electoral process and scheduled the holding of the election on February 17 , 2019 .

“ After receiving the delegate lists from different stakeholders as provided in Section four of The Constitution of Alor Peoples ’ Convention , 2011 , the election took place as scheduled despite spirited efforts by well -known renegades from Alor to scuttle the election. ”

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