Anambra Governor Willie Obiano suspends 12 monarchs for visiting President Buhari

Governor Willie Obiano have suspended 12 Anambra monarchs for visiting President Muhammadu Buhari last week.

This came after the Governor suspended and withdrew the certificate of recognition of the traditional ruler of Ukwulu, Igwe Peter Uyanwa over alleged petitions from his community.


In the circular titled “Suspension of Twelve (12) Traditional Rulers in Anambra State,” dated August 11, 2020 by Commissioner for Local Government, Chieftaincy and Community Affairs, Mr. Greg Obi, the suspended monarchs include Igwe Alex Edozieuno of Mkpunando; Igwe Mark Anthony Okonkwo of Alor; Igwe Chukuwma Bob Vincent Orji of Ezinifite; Igwe Engr G.B.C Mbakwe of Abacha; Igwe Chijioke Nwankwo of Nawfia, Igwe Nkeli Nelly of Igbariam, Igwe Anthony Onyekwere of Owelle; Igwe A. N Onwuneme of Ikenga; Igwe Simon Ikechukwu Chidubem of Umumbo; Igwe S. O Uche of Ezira; Igwe Dr Emeka Ilouno of Ifitedunu and Igwe Peter Ikegbunem Udoji of Eziagulu Otu.


The Obi of Onitsha, Alfred Achebe who is chairman of the Council in Anambra; Commissioner of Police and the State Director, Directorate of security services DSS were all copied in the suspension letter in which the monarchs were warned against parading themselves as traditional rulers and directed to stop discharging their functions in their communities.


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