Uzodimma reinstates 15 traditional rulers sacked by Ihedioha’s administration


The Governor of Imo State, Hope Uzodimma has recognized 15 traditional rulers said to have been unduly sacked by the Emeka Ihedioha’s administration.

Uzodimma said that no government has any right to sack any traditional ruler appointed or elected by his own people, adding that the duty of the Government is to approve traditional leaderships appointed by the people but has no power to disapprove or sack them.

The Ezes who were recognized by the Rochas Okorocha’s administration were sacked by the Ihedioha’s administration.

Governor Uzodimma during the inauguration of the Imo State Traditional Rulers Executive Council, frowned at their removal from office. He also apologized to the Ezes and their communities on behalf of the previous administration.

He further disclosed that investigations were carried out and no evidence was found linking them to any form of criminality.

While inaugurating the 31-member Traditional Executive Council, Uzodimma charged them to work as representatives of the Government to sustain peace and tranquillity within their respective communities.

He assured its members of the support of the Imo State Government in providing the necessary resources to enable them discharge their duties effectively and efficiently.