Imo State Governor, Emeka Ihedioha, has suspended the recognition of 50 autonomous communities created by his predecessor, Senator Rochas Okorocha, just before the end of his government.

Governor Ihedioha also suspended all kingship coronation ceremonies in the state with immediate effect.

A statement issued by the Secretary to the State Government, Uche Onyeagucha, yesterday said all decisions on proposed coronations must be expressly approved by the governor.

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.”