Obiano Dethrones 3 Traditional Rulers
Gov. Willie Obiano of Anambra has withdrawn the certificates of operation of three traditional rulers in the state.
Chief Greg Obi, Commissioner for Local Government and Chieftaincy and Community Affairs announced this on Friday.
Obi in a statement dated Dec. 17 and entitled “Update on Suspension of Igwes in Anambra State” said the governor acted according to power vested on him by Anambra State Traditional Rulers Law, 2007.
He said the traditional rulers who had their certificates withdrawn were Igwe Chijioke Nwankwo of Nawfia Town, Igwe Anthony Onyekwere of Owelle and Igwe G. B. C. Mbakwe of Abacha.
The governor announced the lifting of suspension on five traditional rulers including of Igwe Simon Chidibem of Umumbo, Igwe A. N. Onwuneme of Ikenga, Igwe Mark Anthony Okonkwo of Alor, Igwe Chukwuma Orji of Ezinifite and Igwe S.O. Obiora of Ezira.
Obi said the withdrawal and reinstatement of the certificates were with immediate effect.
The government announced the continued review of the suspension slammed on Igwe Kelly Nkeli of Igbariam, Igwe Dr Emeka Iluno of Ifitedunu and Igwe Peter Uyanwa of Ukwulu .
Obi said all the affected traditional rulers had one month to submit the certificates of recognition to the Secretary of the local government of their communities.
Anambra government on Aug. 11 suspended 12 traditional rulers for alleged gross misconduct.