By Ndubuisi Michaels
Umu-Obi Obahai Royal Family of Ogwashi-Uku Kingdom, Delta State, Sunday disowned a member of the family, Patrick Okonjo, over his publications since the passing of the former monarch, Prof. Chukuka Okonjo.
In a statement, jointly signed by Prince Okolobi Nkemjika Lawrence (Ozoma Ogwashi Uku) and Prince Emmanuel Nwokolie Ohei, (Acting Diokpa, Umu Obi Obahai Royal Family), the royal family slammed Patrick Okonjo as a serial petition writer and litigator
Titled: “Patrick Okonjo, a Reckless Petition Writer and Serial Litigator Does Not Speak for Umu Obi Obahai Royal Family”, the royal family said: “It has come to our attention that one Patrick Okonjo, a renegade and serial petition writer has issued a statement in which he claims to be speaking for the Umu Obi Obahai Royal Family.
“We want to make this known: Patrick Okonjo does not speak for the Family; he speaks only for himself as he has always done.
“We urge our people, the public, media and all stakeholders to ignore the reckless comments of Patrick.
He has been issuing such frivolous statements and filing frivolous court cases in pursuit of his selfish interest for over a decade.
“The family is united in its decision which produced Obi Ifechukwude Okonjo. And this decision has been endorsed by the Kingmakers and Ikelike. “The successful installation and the joy of the people last Friday confirm that our people are happy with the decision.