The Governor of Imo State, Emeka Ihedioha, has suspended the creation of no fewer than 50 new autonomous communities the immediate past governor of the state, Rochas Okorocha, created few days to the expiration of his administration.
The governor equally suspended all kingship coronation ceremonies in the state.
A statement issued in Owerri, the state capital on Thursday by the Secretary to the State Government, Uche Onyeagucha, said coronation in the state must be approved by the governor.
The statement said all letters of recognition of new autonomous communities issued by Okorocha’s administration from January 1, 2019 had been cancelled.
The statement read, “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.”