#BounceExclusive: Tension In Rivers Community Over Installation Of Rival Monarch
There is tension in Rumuekini community in Obio-Akpor Local Government Area of Rivers State.
This follows the emergence of a factional council of chiefs and acting Paramount ruler.
Fresh crisis broke out on Sunday when the faction led by Chief Obed Wosu after a congress on Saturday, dissolved the youth body led by one Emmanuel Ikeguru.
Wosu, who addressed himself as the acting paramount ruler of the community, also appointed Chibuzor Dike as the new youth leader in the area and Victor Achinmikechuku as the vice and Ibe Echeonwu as secretary.
Wosu advised the youths to ensure peace and avoid activities that are capable of causing problems in the community.
In his response, Dike commended the council of chiefs for the confidence reposed in him.
Trouble, however, started when some youths armed with weapons stormed the venue to disrupt proceedings.
Many people including our correspondent narrowly escaped been caught up in the open fight that followed.
It took the intervention of police officers at the venue to calm the situation.
Some other youths also moved to Rumuekini junction on East-West road to chase okada operators as they threw bottles at passersby.
Bounce News investigation revealed that two ruling families have been locked in kingship tussle for many years, a dispute that had claimed some lives.
Efforts to speak with the Community Development Committee Chairman, Felix Amadi proved abortive.
He was said to have travelled out of town when our correspondent visited his house.
Rumuekini community is situated next to the University of Port Harcourt. It plays host to staff and students of the federal institution.
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