Governor Willie Obiano of Anambra state has suspended 12 traditional rulers in the state for one year each.
The suspension came few weeks after Obiano suspended Igwe Peter Uyanwa, ruler of Ukwulu community of Dunukofia Council Area of the state.
Uyanwa, is also Chairman of Anambra Central Traditional Rulers Council.
According to a statement by Greg Obi, the commissioner for Local Government, Chieftaincy and Community Affairs, the monarchs were suspended for travelling out of the state, without “consultation or approval”from the government.
Obi claimed the rulers were suspended by a meeting of Traditional Rulers Council of Anambra held on 11 August.
According to the letter, the rulers affected by the suspension are: Igwe Alex Edozieuno, Igwe Mark Anthony Okonkwo, Igwe Chilwuma Bob Vincent Orji, Igwe Engr. G.B.C. Mbakwe, Igwe Udoji and Igwe S.O. Uche.
Others are Igwe Chijioke Nwankwo, Igwe Nkeli Nelly, Igwe Anthony Onyekwere, Igwe A.N. Onwuneme, Igwe Simon Ikechukwu Chidubem and Igwe Emeka Iluono.
Read the suspension statement: