The people of Abiriba
Kingdom in Abia State have appealed that they be given the opportunity to produce the next elected council chairman of Ohafia local government area for the sake of equity and fairness.
Paramount ruler of Abiriba, Enachioken IV, Eze Kalu Kalu Ogbu, made the appeal to Governor Theodore Orji when he led his cabinet, the Enachioken-in-Council, on a courtesy visit to the governor at the Government House, Umuahia.
The Royal father said that Abiriba has not tasted the position in the past 30 years.
The three prominent areas that make up the local government are Ohafia, where the headquarters of the council is domiciled, Nkporo, the home of the current Speaker of Abia House of Assembly and Abiriba.
“We crave your support for the election of an Abiriba indigene as chairman of Ohafia local government area when the time comes. This post has eluded the community in the past three decades of the office,” the Monarch noted.
He also requested the governor to assist the community to revive its vandalised electricity, rehabilitate its water scheme and the internal road network of the area, schools and hospitals, among others.
He congratulated the governor on his electoral victory and pledged the continued support of Abiriba people to his administration.
Welcoming his guests, Orji agreed that principle of rotation of elective positions should be applied down to the local government level.
“I know that for a very long time, an Abiriba person has not been elected chairman of council. You have Abiriba, Ohafia and Nkporo.