The Abia State Government has warned those allegedly behind the proposed installation of an Emir in the state.
The government said such a proposal was strange, illegal, and had no authorization, adding that those behind the plan would face the full weight of the law if they did not desist from it.
This state government’s warning is contained in a Wednesday press statement signed by the Secretary to the State Government, Chris Ezem.
The statement, which was quoted by Vanguard, partly read, “The attention of the Government of Abia State has been drawn to a proposed coronation of one Sarki Shehu Bello 11 as the Emir of Aba Emirate Council without recourse to Government.
“Government hereby directs the immediate cancellation of the proposed illegal coronation as there is nothing like Aba Emirate Council in the State.
The Abia State government also advised residents to be law-abiding, adding that law enforcement agents would ensure that the peace of the state was not breached as a result of the proposed installation.
The statement added, “Government further warns all residents in the state especially those resident in Aba to be law abiding.
“Law enforcement agents have been directed to swing into action and ensure that no such event capable of breaching the existing peace in the state takes place in Aba or any part of the State.