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We will curse those who burnt Uzodimma’s country home- Imo monarchs

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Chidiebube Okeoma, Owerri

633 Traditional Rulers in Imo state on Tuesday threatened to lay a curse on those who razed the country home of the state governor, Hope Uzodinma, in Omuma, on Saturday.

The monarchs also collaborated the governor’s view by saying that the multiple attacks in the state by unknown gunmen were politically motivated.

The chairman, State council of Traditional Rulers, Eze Emmanuel Okeke, who spoke to journalists after an emergency meeting of the monarchs in Owerri, the state capital, condemned the wanton attacks, shootings and killings in the state.

The traditional rulers disclosed that the heads of the Traditional institutions in the state had resolved to reconcile all aggrieved politicians in the State in a bid to halt further attacks.

“We Condemn the attack on governor Hope Uzodimma’s country home. We call on security agencies to carry out proper investigation and make sure culprits face the law.” He said.

Okeke, warned that the traditional rulers would invoke he wrath of the ancestors on any politician who refused to embrace peace.

He said ‘We believe that the attack was politically motivated so we have asked all agrieved politician in the State to sheath their sword. We did not vote for them to fight but to lead us.

“Those behind these attacks in the State should desist or we will consult the ancestors and lay a curse on them. All the properties being destroyed will be built back with public fund. This will take us back and we don’t want it.”

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