Factional president of Nzuko Inyom Arochukwu, Mrs Charity Achinivu with members of her executives, has dragged the executives, patrons and two patronesses of union before the High Court of Arochukwu Judicial division in Arochukwu, seeking interpretation of the constitution of Nzuko Aro.
In suit no 612016, the claimants – Charity Achinivu, Grace Alex Okorafo, Elizabeth Nlewedim, Ozioma Okereke, Nnennaya Nwachukwu, Ugochi Okike, Chinyere Nwafor, Lawrieta Ezuma, Regina Ezuma and Oyidie Achi are asking the court to interpret whether the defendants George Ezuma, Dozie Udensi,Nwosu Nwaka, Anicho Okoro, Uche Chidi Okoro, Adindu Elekwa, Cliff Orji, Chijioke Okoro, Eugene Okey Imuoh, Ogbonna Ochonma, Okoro Ijoma, Dave Imoko, Emma Kanu Ivi, Sam Ohuabunwa, U.K. Udonsi, Ogbonnaya Udoagwu, Ikpo Okpara, Oluokwukwe Nwana and Mercy Jones, have the powers to unlawfully remove them (claimants) from office.
The case is a fallout of the decision taken at the Central Executive Committee(CEC) meeting of Nzuko Aro which took place in Lagos on the 18th of 2016 to dissolve the two factions of the women’s wing and the appointment of a caretaker committee led by Lady Uzunma Imoko assisted by Prof O.C. Nwana and Mrs Ogonnaya Onyechere and others whose task is to manage the affairs of the women for a few months and prepare for a new election in compliance with the constitution of Nzuko Aro.
Recall that the women’s wing has been engulfed in crisis arising from election disputes. Efforts to conduct an election in 2012 were stalled when the women accused the men’s wing of interfering in their internal affairs. Another election was slated for 2013 but was disrupted by miscreants who invaded and destroyed the venue, Obinkita Hall, after the alleged withdrawal of security personnel.
Elections eventually held in Enugu in 2013, but was rejected by the Charity Achinivu faction who went ahead and held yet another election in December, 2015 in Arochukwu.