In News by Oluwaseun Samuel on the 13th, August, 2020

Drama As Obiano Suspends 12 Conventional Rulers For Touring With Arthur Eze To Abuja

Drama As Obiano Suspends 12 Traditional Rulers For Traveling With Arthur Eze To Abuja

Anambra State Governor, Chief Willie Obiano

Anambra State Governor, Chief Willie Obiano


The combat between the governor of Anambra State, Chief Willie Obiano and billionaire oil magnate, Prince Arthur Eze has taken a unique dimension, with the governor inserting one yr suspension on 12 conventional rulers who went on a visit to Abuja with Eze to see President Muhammad Buhari.


A report by Each day Submit revealed that the monarchs had been alleged to have travelled with Eze to report Governor Obiano to the President, over his non conduct of native authorities elections within the state and different points, however had been turned again on the Villa.


Eze has been at loggerhead with the governor, who he accused of not paying conventional rulers 5 p.c of monies accruing to the state as directed by the federal authorities, and likewise threatening to induce President Buhari to cease paying native authorities funds to the governor.


Recall that Igwe Peter Uyanwa, the monarch of Ukwulu who had hosted Eze in his palace, alongside different conventional rulers within the assembly the place the plan was hatched, had final week been suspended too.


Commissioner for Native Authorities, Chieftaincy and Group Affairs, Mr. Greg Obi listed the suspended monarchs as follows – Igwe Alex Edozieuno of Mkpunando, Igwe Mark Anthony Okonkwo of Alor, Igwe Chukuwma Bob Vincent Orji of Ezinifite and Igwe Engr G.B.C Mbakwe of Abacha.


Others are: 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.

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The suspension, which is for one yr, took impact from Tuesday, August 11, 2020, the round said.


“The suspended conventional rulers are to not parade themselves as conventional rulers and desist from discharging their capabilities as conventional rulers of their communities or anyplace throughout the state and past with instant impact.

“Additionally revoked are their membership of Anambra State Conventional Rulers Council and any appointment they could be holding in authorities committees till the suspension is lifted.

“The suspension could also be lifted on the finish of 1 yr, renewed or upgraded within the intervening interval relying on authorities’s evaluation of the conduct of the errant royal fathers,” it mentioned.


It was gathered that the suspension of the monarchs adopted the advice of their colleagues within the Anambra State Conventional Rulers Council after their assembly at Prof Dora Akunyili Girls Growth Middle Awka on Tuesday, which took offence on the public conduct of the 12 Igwes, which has been producing adverse critiques within the media up to now one week.


The Anambra State Conventional Rulers Council led by the Obi of Onitsha, Igwe Nnaemeka Achebe had strongly condemned the ill-fated journey of the ‘rebellious conventional rulers’.


The round said that, “The standard rulers leaving their respective domains with out notifying both the state or their respective native governments, the normal rulers had violated the code of conduct prescribed for his or her workplace.”


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