In the wake of the ongoing controversy as to whether to reinstate Eze C.I Ilomuanya as directed by the Federal Ministry of Justice, Governor Rochas Okorocha felt slighted and threatened to banish the embattled Monarch if he continues to disturb the peace of the state.
He made it abundantly clear that the decision to remove Ilomuanya as chairman of Imo State Council of Traditional Rulers could never be reversed neither his dethronement as the Eze of Obinugwu can be revisited.
He expressed dismay that rather than contesting his dethronement as Traditional Ruler, he was contesting his removal as the state chairman of the Council.
"Since, he does not want to rest, the next step is to withdraw the personal security attached to him as well as the coat of arms on his vehicles " he warned.
The governor threatened to banish llomuanya if he continues running about challenging the government decision.
The courts, he noted rules on his position then as Council Chairman and not on his removal as traditional ruler.
He however used the opportunity to comment the pending election of Imo Ezes, which he said has been put on hold until the new secretariat and palace of Eze Imo were completed.
The Governor expressed concern over the unweary number of Traditional Rulers and assured that a measure has been put in place to classify the Ezes and reduce the number through the criteria of population of autonomous communities.