The People of Alor, the hometown of the Minister of Labour and Employment, Dr Chris Ngige, on Monday celebrated the return of peace to the area after seven years of internal crisis.
It was learnt that the crisis in the community followed the state government’s interference in the town union’s leadership.
In a statement, Ngige said the return of peace to the community followed a court judgement.
The statement said the Anambra State High Court had ordered the community to embrace peace through the arrangement put in place by the traditional ruler’s council.
The statement read partly,” On February 5, 2019, the Anambra State High Court sitting at Awka Division in a judgment delivered on Suit No A/14/2015-Chief Uzoma lgbonwa & Anor Vs Inspector-General of Police inter alia, that Alor Regency Council should liaise with the electoral committee set up by the then Igwe-In-Council in 2012 to conclude the election process to the executive committee of Alor Peoples’ Convention. The election was aborted by the security agents sent by the Anambra State Government on April 14, 2012.
“Pursuant to the judgment, the election committee in conjunction with the Regency Council of Alor reactivated the electoral process and scheduled the holding of the election on February 17, 2019.
“After receiving the delegate lists from different stakeholders as provided in Section four of The Constitution of Alor Peoples’ Convention, 2011, the election took place as scheduled despite spirited efforts by well-known renegades from Alor to scuttle the election.”