Finally, Obiano lifts ban on three monarchs





Anambra State Governor Willie Obiano on Friday lifted the one-year suspension slammed on three traditional rulers in the state.

This was contained in a statement by the Commissioner for Local Government, Chieftaincy and Community Affairs, Greg Obi.

It said the monarchs were previously suspended on the recommendations of the Anambra Traditional Rulers Council.

The statement reads: “His Excellency the Executive Governor of Anambra State, in a new year day act of magnanimity, has decided to lift the suspension of the three (3) remaining Traditional Rulers effective immediately in exercise of the powers bestowed on him under the Anambra State Traditional Rulers Law of 2007 as amended.

The affected Traditional Rulers are shown below:
1. IGWE KELLY N. NKELI of Igbariam
2. IGWE DR. EMEKA ILOUNO of ifitedunu
3. IGWE PETER .A. UYANWA of Ukwulu.”

They were suspended song with some other monarchs after paying a visit to President Muhammadu Buhari without clearance from the state government.