Chief Donatus Obidike (Dikeora Dunukofia), the Personal Adviser on domestic matters and inter-relationship to Chief Vincent Udobi (Ike Dunukofia), has issued a response to MR Titus Akpudo’s accusation of assault on Mr. Uche Nwoye Oragwuncha (Isimmili) against his boss. The accusation was published by Mr. Micheal Nweke Okechukwu, who is alleged to be the PA to the Commissioner for Chieftaincy and Community Matters, Hon Tony Collins Nwabunwanne.
In a statement to Daily News Reporters, Donatus strongly denounces the false information being spread by Mr. Nwoye Oragwuncha and Akpudo in an attempt to damage the reputation of his boss, Chief Vincent Udobi. He firmly states that there was no assault on Mr. Uche Nwoye Oragwuncha and requests concrete evidence to substantiate their allegations.
Nevertheless, Donatus clarifies that the confrontation between the youth of Ifitedunu and Mr. Uche Nwoye Oragwuncha’s armed thugs at Nkwo Market was triggered by the former’s quest for explanations regarding a project being erected without the community’s general assembly and the consent of the five village chairmen.
As reported by one of the youths who spoke to Daily News Reporters, “We went to Nkwo Market and peacefully requested the workers to halt construction. Suddenly, the armed thugs hired by Isimmili (Mr. Uche Nwoye Oragwuncha) initiated the attack, leading to an escalation of the fight”
Additionally, Chief Donatus underscores that Titus Akpudo, using ASATU as a cover, has a track record of causing issues in various communities in Anambra. He points out Akpudo’s history of problems in his own town, Eziowelle, which eventually resulted in his previous dismissal as President General.
Chief Donatus urges Governor Chukwuma Soludo and law enforcement authorities to launch a thorough investigation into the actions of Tony Collins Nwabunwanne, Mr. Uche Nwoye Oragwuncha (Isimmili), and Mr Titus Akpudo in Ifitedunu. He calls for a comprehensive examination of their motives and interests, as they seem to be fostering division in Ifitedunu by opposing the collective decisions of Ndi Ifitedunu.
Chief Donatus directly challenges Titus Akpudo to present evidence of any legal victories he has achieved, rather than causing turmoil in the community and supporting a dismissed President General, Mr. Uche Nwoye Oragwuncha, in the improper sale of Ifitedunu lands and sharing the proceeds. He also accuses Commissioner Tony Collins Nwabunwanne of being involved in the matter and of suppressing anyone who intends to expose him in the media, possibly keeping the governor unaware of the alleged misconduct within his office as the Commissioner for Chieftaincy and Community Matters.
In conclusion, Chief Donatus earnestly urges Governor Soludo to initiate an investigation into ASATU, led by Titus Akpudo, and contemplate dissolving the organization owing to its inactivity in the state and its role in creating issues within the community. Chief Donatus highlights that Akpudo’s tenure as President General of his town, Eziowelle, has been marked by numerous arrests, raising concerns about his leadership.