Governor Okezie Ikpeazu of Abia State, has said that he will not dethrone the traditional ruler of Afara Ukwu Ibeku Autonomous Community of the state, His Royal Highness, Eze Isreal Kanu, the father of the leader of Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, Mazi Nnamdi Kanu because of the involvement of his son in the ongoing tension in the state.
It could be recalled that the Umuahia Youths Movement On Sunday gave governor Ikpeazu a 24-hour ultimatum to dethrone Kanu’s father as paramount ruler of else they would take the laws upon their hands claiming that the royal father was not fit to be king as he was unable to control his son.
However, Governor Ikpeazu who was at the Presidential Villa to brief President Muhammadu Buhari who was represented by the Vice President, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo on the security situations in his state told State House correspondents that there was a difference between Kanu and his father.
He said, “I clearly separate Kanu from his father. The processes of handling traditional institutions are enshrined in the laws of our land.
“Traditional rulers who are members of our constituency have leadership, they will do the needful at the appropriate time. But for me, I think their is a clear division between Nnamdi Kanu and his father.”