The Eggon Cultural and Development Association ( ECDA) WorldWide, has urged Gov. Abdullahi Sule of Nasarawa not to allow external interference in the selection of new Aren Eggon of Eggon nation in the interest of peace and development.

Mr Mandy David Abuluya, the ECDA President gave the advise on Friday in a statement he signed and made available to newsmen in Nassarawa Eggon Local Government Area of the state.

Abuluya said that the selection of new Aren Eggon is purely an Eggon Affair, hence the need for the advice in that direction.

The ECDA president also appealed to Gov. Sule to expedite action on the commencement process for the selection of new Aren Eggon to fill the vacant position created as a result of the demise of Dr Bala Abaine Angbazo,

The statement said,” A Call for Selection of New Aren Eggon ” We wish to appreciate the support and role played by the Executive Governor of Nasarawa State, His Excellency, Engineer Abdullahi A. Sule during the burial of our late Aren Eggon, Dr Bala Abaine Angbazo ( JP, MFR) , who died on July 13, 2022 and buried on August 2nd, 2022.

“Your Excellency, we the entire Eggon nation would remain grateful to you for your contributions towards the successful burial of our paramount ruler, Dr Bala Abaine Angbazo (JP, MFR).

” We also wish to appreciate the attention given to the traditional institution in the state by the present administration under the leadership of His Excellency, Engineer Abdullahi A Sule towards promoting peace among the diverse ethnic groups in the state.

” We want to appeal to His Excellency, to expedite action on the commencement process for the selection of new Aren Eggon in order to fill the vacant position of our traditional stool created as a result of the demise of our revered paramount ruler, Dr Bala Abaine Angbazo ( JP, MFR), the Aren Eggon.

” We hope and believe that if a new Aren Eggon is selected as the tradition permits, it will not only promote unity and peace in Eggon nation but in the state at large as it is purely an Eggon affair.

” The call for the timely selection of new Aren Eggon of Eggon nation is necessitated by outcry of Eggon sons and daughters to fill the vacant traditional stool, ” he said.

Abuluya also appealed to Gov.Sule not to appoint an acting Aren Eggon but commence the selection process within three months in order to give Eggon nation a sense of belonging in the Nasarawa State Council of Chiefs meetings/ other public engagements involving first class traditional rulers.

” We know His Excellency, Engineer Abdullahi A Sule as a man of integrity, transparency, accountability and above all, a governor whose administration is achored on rule of law.

” Therefore, we urge His Excellency to ensure due process in the selection of new Aren Eggon in the interest of peace,” the statement added.

The ECDA president assured the governor of its effective partnership in ensuring the selection of a focused, competent and God- fearing new Aren Eggon devoid of sentiments.

Abuluya said that Eggon nation would continue to pray for the repose of the soul of late Aren Eggon.

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