Anambra State Governor Willie Obiano on Thursday suspended 12 monarchs for visiting President Muhammadu Buhari.
This was contained in a statement issued by the Commissioner for Local Government, Chieftaincy and Community Affairs, Greg Obi.
The statement said the monarchs were suspended for one year for visiting Buhari without approval.
Solacebase reports that the traditional rulers have expressed appreciation to President Muhammadu Buhari for his commitment to the development of the country in general, and the South East in particular.
A statement by Mr Femi Adesina, the President’s spokesman, on Thursday said the monarchs, led to the Presidential Villa by Prince Arthur Eze, were received by Chief of Staff to the President, Professor Ibrahim Gambari.
According to the statement, the monarchs are Alex Edozieuno (Mkpunando); Mark Anthony Okonkwo (Alor); Chukuwma Orji (Ezinifite); G.B. Mbakwe (Abacha); Chijioke Nwankwo (Nawfia) and Nkeli Nelly (Igbariam).
Others are Anthony Onyekwere (Owelle); A. N Onwuneme (Ikenga); Simon Chidubem (Umumbo); S. O Uche (Ezira); Emeka Ilouno (Ifitedunu) and Peter Udoji (Eziagulu Otu).
The governor warned them to stop parading themselves as traditional rulers, noting that their membership of the Traditional Rulers’ Council was revoked and appointments in government committees cancelled.
‘’The suspension might be lifted at the end of one year, renewed or upgraded depending on government’s review of their conduct,’’ said the statement.