We pay N5000 COVID-19 levy to be safe in our community, protesters tell Obiano

Hundreds of Indigenes of Ifitedunu Community in Dunukofia local government area of Anambra State on Friday protested alleged abuse of office by their President- General, Mr Uche Oragwuncha.

The protesters, converged on the Government House, Awka, with placards, with various inscriptions.

In their letter, which was presented to Governor Willie Obiano by their representative, Engr Uchechukwu Ogoemeka, declared total support for the state government effort in the fight against the dreaded pandemic, security and unemployment in the state.

They alleged in their statement that, “the President-General, has been collecting COVID-19 levy of N5,000 on all taxable adults in the Community in the name of, we are State Government taskforce.

He also imposed unauthorized burial levy of N1,000 on every bereaved family in the community.

“Our PG had also mismanaged state government Covid-19 palliatives to the community.

He has also created rancour and division among the peace-loving people of Ifitedunu by unnecessarily pitching them against one another.”

“We request the state governor to call the PG to order to avoid a breakdown of law and order in the area.”

The Commissioner for Local Government, Chieftaincy and Community Affairs, Mr Greg Obi, who received the protesters, represented by Henry Nwasike, urged them to maintain the peace, assuring that the state government will look into their demands.

Tribune Online gathered that for some time now, the community had been embroiled in bitter personality clash over who leads the community.

When contacted the President General, via telephone text message, he said he didn’t have anything to say about the matter.


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