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Anambra monarch and factional Ohanaeze’s BoT chair dies 7 days after gov’s pardon



 Anambra monarch and factional Ohanaeze s BoT chair dies 7 days after gov s pardon

The Traditional Ruler of Igbariam, Anambra East Local Government Area of Anambra State, Igwe Nkeli Nzekwe is dead.

He died seven days after Governor Willie Obiano had lifted his suspension as the traditional ruler of the community.

Nzekwe, who was among the 13 monarchs suspended for travelling to Abuja without obtaining permission from the state government, had his suspension lifted on December 31st 2020.

He died few days after his Ofala festival on January 4th 2021.

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The monarch had celebrated his 30th Ofala festival on January 4th 2021 and died on night of January 7 at his palace over undisclosed ailment.

Source who doesn’t want his name on print said that the traditional ruler died on Thursday in his house and was also buried same day in his compound in Igbariam according to the tradition.

Before his death, he was the Chairman, Board of Trustees (BoT) of the splinter Ohanaeze Ndigbo Worldwide General Assembly, which is kicking against the ongoing election.

The state Commissioner for information and public enlightenment Mr C. Don confirming the death said that the state government has not been officially notified of his demise.

Also, attempt to confirm the report from the community President General was not successful as his phone number was switched off at press time.


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