Rivers State Governor Nyesom Wike has presented a Certificate of Recognition and Staff of Office to Eze Uchechukwu Isaiah Elikwu, as the Eze Epara Rebisi, XII.
At a brief ceremony yesterday at the Government House, Port Harcourt, the governor said the presentation was done in obedience to a court judgment.
Wike, according to a statement by his Special Assistant, Media, Kelvin Ebiri, said he had signed first the legal instrument to revoke the recognition Victor Worluchem had enjoyed before signing the instrument to recognise Eze Uchechukwu Isaiah Elikwu as the Eze Epara Rebisi.
Wike said the presentation had to be performed by him because of the importance of the stool to the government, and also to ensure peace in the area.
He said that when he came on board as governor in 2015, Victor Worluchem was the occupant of the stool, having been so recognised by the previous administration.