Updated: Only Soludo Discovered Oba-Ofemili After Many Years Of Oblivion — Monarch 

…says opposition elements using journalists to cause problems in Oba-Ofemili
By Raymond Ozoji,  Awka
The traditional ruler of Oba-Ofemili in Awka-North Local Government Area of Anambra State, His Royal Highness Igwe Ezekwesili Madugbuna, has declared that it is only Governor Charles Chukwuma Soludo who discovered Oba-Ofemili community after many years of Oblivion.
Madugbuna who granted a phone interview to our reporter, said Oba-Ofemili community would eternally remain grateful to  Governor Soludo for constructing the only road that connected Oba-Ofemili to other communities in Awka-North Local Government Area.
The traditional ruler recalled that prior to the construction of the said road, it takes about 3 hours to access Oba-Ofemili from Amansea but since the construction of the road, it now takes just 25 minutes to connect his community from Amansea.
He said it has been a horrific experience for the people of Oba-Ofemili especially farmers who found it very excruciatingly difficult to evacuate their farm produce from the farms as they are predominantly peasant farmers.
According to him, many administrations have come and gone but none deemed it necessary to extend democracy dividends to Oba-Ofemili community except Professor Charles Chukwuma Soludo, who singlehandedly took a bold and courageous decision to discover and connect Oba-Ofemili to the rest of the capital territory through the construction of the Oba-Ofemili-Amansea road in his community.
Igwe Madugbuna however posited that rather than vilify Governor Soludo or cast aspersions on his administration, his community will continue to give maximum support and solidarity to the government of Professor Soludo irrespective of the machinations of malignant elements in the community who do not appreciate good things.
He reiterated the fact that past governments never set foot in Oba-Ofemili neither did they have Oba-Ofemili in their development agenda but Governor Soludo came to Oba-Ofemili community and broke the jinx of years of infrastructural backwardness and total decay in the area.
That in spite of the fact that Governor Soludo extended interventions to Oba-Ofemili community, some rebellious cum disgruntled elements were bent on discrediting the state government with all manner of fictions and falsehoods in the media.
He therefore urged members of the public to disregard any news report alleging that there is crisis in Oba-Ofemili community.
 That there is no crisis in the community and everywhere is peaceful and devoid of lies being peddled by opposition elements who are doing everything criminally possible to dethrone him and take over his throne as they have never been happy with him since he was coronated the traditional ruler of Oba-Ofemili community.
Meanwhile, Igwe Madugbuna has said that some dissidents in the area are using journalists to cause confusion and rancour in the community.

Igwe Madugbuna who reacted to allegations of him using Fulani herdsmen and vigilante operatives to terrorise his subjects in Oba-Ofemili as well as burning over 27 houses and stealing over 3000 bags of rice, said all those were lies from the pit of hell as no such things ever occurred in his domain.
The traditional ruler also debunked allegations that the Deputy Governor Dr. Onyekachukwu Ibezim engineered crisis in Oba-Ofemili. Igwe Madugbuna who noted that those peddling the allegations have persistently continued to use journalists to create false impressions about Oba-Ofemili in the media, said Dr. Onyekachukwu Ibezim is the best Deputy Governor in Nigeria with the way and manner he goes about addressing boundary disputes across the state.
He said anybody who cares could come to Oba-Ofemili and find out the locations where the alleged 27 houses were burnt in the community. That the people of Oba-Ofemili community are happy because the government of Professor Soludo remembered them.
He further disclosed that there was need for members of the public to ascertain the veracity of the claims of opposition elements in the community before running into conclusion that Oba-Ofemili is in crisis whereas it is not, except for some misguided elements making futile efforts to tarnish the image of the community through false information in the media.

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