Anambra State Governor, Willie Obiano, has placed a one-year suspension on 12 monarchs who went on a trip to Abuja with oil magnate, Prince Arthur Eze to see President Muhammad Buhari, over the state of affairs in Anambra.
The monarchs were alleged to have travelled with Arthur Eze to report Governor Obiano to the President, over his non-conduct of local government elections in the state and other issues, but were turned back at the Villa.
Arthur Eze, the businessman has been at loggerhead with the governor, who he accused of not paying traditional rulers five per cent of monies accruing to the state as directed by the federal government, and also threatening to urge President Buhari to stop paying local government funds to the state government.
The Commissioner for Local Government, Chieftaincy and Community Affairs, Mr Greg I.Obi listed the suspended Traditional rulers in a circular made available to newsmen in Awka, on Thursday, 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.
The suspension, which is for one year, took effect from Tuesday, August 11, 2020, the circular stated.