**Re: Idumuje Ugboko monarch throws weight behind Nwaoboshi
The tradidional Prime Minister, Iyase of Idumuje-Ugboko, Chief Chris Ogwu has discountenanced recent claims that the Senator representing Delta North, Peter Nwaoboshi received royal blessings from the “Monarch” of Idumuje Ugboko, Justin Chukwunonso “1V” at his palace to return to the red chambers, come 2019!
Chief Ogwu, in a statement made available to Blank NEWS Online said the alleged endorsement of Senator Peter Nwaoboshi by a “Monarch” on behalf of the Idumuje Ugboko people, was false, malicious and capable of disrupting the peace of Idumuje-Ugboko, who presently do not have a king since the death of Obi Albert Nwoko.
The statement reads:
“My attention has been drawn to news reports such as the above titled making the rounds that the Senator representing Delta North, Peter Nwaoboshi visited the “Monarch” of Idumuje Ugboko, Justin Chukwunonso “1V” at his palace where he (the “monarch”), was said to have given the Senator “Royal blessings”, this endorsing him on behalf of the Idumuje Ugboko people, in his quest to return to the red chambers, come 2019!
“For the avoidance of doubt, let me state categorically, that since the mysterious passing on of Obi Albert Nwoko about 2 years ago, (the matter is still in court), there has been NO installation of ANY OBI to succeed Obi Albert Nwoko till date!
“It is on record that NOBODY has been recognised or GAZETTED by the Senator Dr Ifeanyi Okowa administration either by verbal pronouncement or Presentation of Staff of office as OBI OF IDUMUJE Ugboko (or MONARCH) since the mysterious death of One Albert Nwoko almost two (2) years ago!
“It is therefore misleading and an action that could lead to the breach of the relative peace in Idumuje Ugboko, for publications such as the above under reference to be circulated and cause to mislead the general public to facts which are in the public domain as to the true position of the Ugboko kingship!
“As the TRADITIONAL Prime Minister and 2nd in Command after the departed Obi Albert Nwoko, Let me affirm that there is NO “MONARCH” in idumuje Ugboko since NONE has been installed, crowned and/or presented with a staff of office by Delta State Government or it’s proxies!
“I therefore discountenance the said publications and any others with the same subject matter, noting it to be false, malicious and capable of disrupting the peace of Idumuje Ugboko community!
“Please always crosscheck your facts before going to press, my esteemed colleagues!”
*CHIEF CHRIS OGWU, IYASE of IDUMUJE UGBOKO (Announcer).