KanyiDaily had reported that the 12 Traditional rulers travelled with oil magnate, Prince Arthur Eze, to report Governor Obiano to President Buhari, over his non-conduct of local government elections in the state and other issues.
The President was said to have turned back at the Presidential Villa, and subsequently asked Arthur Eze to go and reconcile with Governor Obiano rather than continue to disagree with him.
Governor Obiano have now suspended the 12 traditional rulers for one year over their alleged visit to Abuja to meet President Buhari.
The Commissioner for Local Government, Chieftaincy and Community 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.
The suspension, which is for one year, took effect from Tuesday, August 11, 2020, the circular stated.
“The suspended traditional rulers are not to parade themselves as traditional rulers and desist from discharging their functions as traditional rulers in their communities or anywhere within the state and beyond with immediate effect.
The circular also stated that “The traditional rulers travelled outside the state without consultation or authorisation from the state government, an act seen as diversionary with the intent to cause disaffection in the state.”
KanyiDaily had also reported that Governor Obiano’s chief security aide was allegedly stabbed to death with a kitchen knife inside his residence in Anambra.