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News - South East - Ebonyi Updated: February 28, 2023

#electionresults2023: Traditional Ruler Gunned Down In Ebonyi

By Sydney Elike
February 28, 2023
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The Chairman of Ezza Traditional Rulers Council in Ebonyi State, His Majesty Eze Igboke Ewa, has been shot dead.

The tragedy comes on the heels of the controversy trailing the results of the Presidential and National Assembly elections held on Saturday, February 25.

Per a Daily Post report, the incident took place on Monday night when the suspected political thugs invaded the premises of the monarch and opened fire on him.

Speaking on the unfortunate development, the Commissioner for Information and State Orientation, Hon. Barr. Uchenna Orji blamed it on opposition party members who are unhappy with the results of the Saturday polls.

“The Governor is aware that a number of candidates have been making provocative and inciting statements about the election results in Ebonyi State.

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“The Governor of Ebonyi State warns that no position in life is worth the life of another person.

“His Excellency the Governor is directing the whole Security apparatus of the State to move into Ezza North for a rescue mission.

“Anybody whose hand is in the killing of His Highness must be arrested immediately.

“The Governor appeals to all leaders of the State and the candidates who will never accept the result of the election to send their petitions to INEC or to security agencies rather than making inciting statements that could generate crisis in the State.

“His Excellency, the Governor will hold anyone doing a press conference or social media to incite people responsible for any outbreak of the crisis in the State.

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“The Governor appeals to Ebonyi people especially our youths not to be used to take the life of another person.

“Please we have no alternative to peace in Ebonyi State”, he stated.

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Sydney Elike

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