The Chairman of Ezza Traditional Rulers Council in Ebonyi State, His Majesty Eze Igboke Ewa, has been gunned down.
The unfortunate incident followed the outcome of the Saturday presidential and National Assembly elections.
It was learnt that the incident occured on Monday night when gunmen suspected to be political thugs invaded the premises of the monarch and opened fire on him.
A statement by the Commissioner for Information and State Orientation, Hon. Barr. Uchenna Orji, blamed the ugly incident on opposition party members who are not happy with the results of the Saturday polls.
The statement reads, “The Governor is aware that a number of candidates have been making provocative and inciting statements about the election results in Ebonyi State.
“The Governor of Ebonyi State warns that no position in life worths 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, than making inciting statements that could generate crisis in the State.
“His Excellency, the Governor will hold anyone doing Press conference or social media to incite people responsible for any outbreak of crisis in the State.
“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”.
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