The Okuzu-Oba Community in the Idemili Local Government Area of Anambra State has rejected the nomination of Rev. Uche Ibeabuchi into the Federal Character Commission.
The community has also petitioned the Senate urging it not to confirm the nominee.
The President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd.), had nominated Ibeabuchi and some others into the commission.
The petition was signed by Edwin Obiabumuo, Basil Okeke and Obi Anachuna for and on behalf of the Okuzu- Oba Traditional Council of Idemili South LGA.
It read in part, “We, the people of Okuzu- Oba Idemili South Local Government Area of Anambra State write to protest the proposed appointment of Rev. Uche Ibeabuchi, as representative of Anambra State at the Federal Character Commission.
“Rev. Uche Ibeabuchi is highhanded, he has forcefully sold community lands and converted proceeds to his personal use.
“In view of the criminal charges and his character indictment in a pending matter, it is our collective decision that Rev. Uche Ibeabuchi is not a fit and proper person to represent us.
“We therefore oppose his nomination and confirmation and hereby request for the appointment of a competent character to represent the state at the Federal Character Commission.”
However, in a telephone interview, Ibeabuchi, accused an unnamed community leader of instigating the malice against him.
Ibeabuchi, said, “He is the person paying and mobilising the youths in the area against me for selfish reasons.
“I have opposed his evil machinations in the community for years and his thinking now is that my nomination would give me an edge over him.
“He doesn’t want anybody to grow above him, but he is not God. He is just an evil man.”
Source : PUNCH NEWS