Anambra monarchs protest suspension, say “nothing warrants it”

Anambra monarchs protest suspension, say “nothing warrants it
Governor Willie Obiano

Anambra monarchs protest suspension, say “nothing warrants it”

The suspended traditional rulers of Anambra on Thursday said that they did not commit any wrong to warrant their suspension by the state government.

The monarchs stated this at a joint press conference addressed by Chief Chioke Nwankwo, the Igwe of Nawfia, in Abuja.Reports has it that the traditional rulers were suspended on Tuesday for allegedly travelling out of the state without government’s approval.

The monarchs had travelled to Abuja for an “official engagement”.A letter announcing the suspension of the traditional rulers for one year, was signed by Mr Greg Obi, Commissioner for Local Government, Chieftaincy and Community Affairs.It said that the action was taken because they travelled outside the state “without government’s approval”.

Anambra monarchs protest suspension, say “nothing warrants it"
Governor Willie Obiano

While reacting Nwankwo, at the press conference, said that the monarchs travelled to Abuia to thank President Mohammadu Buhari for the good things he had been doing for the South-East Zone.

“The visit was to thank Buhari for the appointment of notable Igbo sons and daughters into important positions since he became President.“Is this an offence?

“The Second Niger bridge had been presented as an impossible task by previous administrations, but it is now becoming a reality under his watch as it is nearing completion.

“We appreciated him for this.“We know that the project is very dear to our hearts because it is key to boosting business activities between the people of the South East and the entire country. Where did we go wrong here? “

They have given the entire South Eastern people concerns.

As Royal Fathers who are custodians of all our heritage, we felt that it was incumbent on us to express our appreciation to the president and to urge him to do more for the zone.

“Where have we committed a crime in these laudable efforts? On what ground is the Igwe and the state government angry with us?”Nwankwo said that what the suspended traditional rulers had done was in exercise of their fundamental human rights, emphasising that “no one can take that from us”.

The suspende monarchs includes HRM Eze Dr Nkeli Nzekwe, HRM Igwe Chuba Mbakwe, HRM Igwe Chijioke Nwankwo, HRH Igwe Anthony Onwekwelu, and HRH Igwe Chukwuma Bobo Orji.

Anambra monarchs protest suspension, say “nothing warrants it”


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