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Ogun monarch withdraws chieftaincy title from Okorocha ‘in the interest of peace’

Ogun monarch withdraws chieftaincy title from Okorocha ‘in the interest of peace’
August 09
22:45 2021

Akintunde Akinyemi, the Eselu of Iselu kingdom in Yewa north LGA of Ogun state, has withdrawn a chieftaincy title conferred on Rochas Okorocha, senator representing Imo west.

The withdrawal was contained in a letter dated August 9, signed by the monarch, and addressed to Okorocha.

An installation ceremony, which was scheduled to hold on September 19, has also been canceled.

The monarch had earlier hinged the conferment of the title on Okorocha’s “exemplified track record of unifying different tribes across the country”.

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But in the letter announcing the withdrawal of the title, the monarch said the decision was taken in the interest of peace.

“Senator sir, I must state that my decision to withdraw the chieftaincy title earlier coffered on you is not premised on any hatred for you, but is done in the interest of peace and harmony,” the letter reads.

“For the record, I want to declare to Your Excellency that Eselu-in-Council and the good people of Iselu Kingdom will continue to love you and other well-meaning Nigerians, home and abroad.

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“Your Excellency should note that the doors of my palace will continue to remain open to you and other patriotic Nigerians, at all times for the progress of my community and Nigeria, in general.

“My advice to Your Excellency is that you should continue to help the needy in Nigeria, especially through your Foundation.

“Also, do not forget that development of every society requires all hands to be on deck. Hence, Your Excellency’s continuous show of love towards the development of Iselu Kingdom will always be greatly appreciated.

“Sir, it is my belief that what tomorrow will be, will be determined by the future.”

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The monarch appealed to the former Imo governor to see the development as an act of God.

He added that any inconveniences the withdrawal of the chieftaincy title might have caused the former Imo governor, are regretted.

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