Imo State Governor, Emeka Ihedioha, has halted the creation of over 50
new communities by his predecessor, Rochas Okorocha, Igbere TV reports.

Mr Okorocha had created the new autonomous communities few days to the expiration of his administration.

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In
a statement made available to Igbere TV on Thursday by the Secretary to
the State Government, Uche Onyeagucha, the governor said all letters of
recognition of new autonomous communities issued by Mr Okorocha’s
administration from January 1, 2019 had been cancelled.

He also suspended all kingship coronation ceremonies in the state, saying they must be approved by the governor.

The
statement said: “His Excellency, Rt. Hon Emeka Ihedioha, has directed
the suspension of all Ezeship coronations in every autonomous community
in the state forthwith.

“Any intending coronation must be with the express approval of His Excellency, the Governor of Imo State.

“His
Excellency has also suspended the recognition of the last batch of
newly created autonomous communities by the previous administration.

“All letters of recognition purportedly issued from the 1st day of January, 2019 are hereby cancelled.”

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