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Suspended Monarch Beg Anambra Governor For Forgiveness

Igwe MacAnthony Okonkwo of Alor Community, Idemili South local government area of Anambra State has begged the state governor, Willie Obiano for forgiveness.

The Monarch, who is one of the twelve traditional rulers suspended by Obiano openly apologized to the governor and the Traditional Rulers’ Council.

During a press conference in his palace, the Alor monarch admitted his wrongdoing and tendered an unreserved apology to governor Obiano.

He apologised for violating certain rules guiding the operation of monarchs in the state while others insisted that the governor has no right to meddle in their fundamental rights.

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Anambra  Governor, Willie Obiano.
Anambra governor, Willie Obiano.

Okonkwo of Alor was among the 12 traditional rulers suspended for one year by the state government for visiting President Muhammadu Buhari in Abuja with Prince Arthur Eze, an international oil magnate.

However, the Monarch denied the rumour that he was induced with money and gifts before agreeing to accompany Prince Eze to see President Buhari.

Meanwhile, one of the traditional rulers involved in the Abuja, who spoke with The Nation on account of anonymity, said the governor had no right to suspend any of them

According to him, their visit to the Presidential Villa was to commend President Buhari for his infrastructural development of the South-East region in general and Anambra State in particular.

In a circular signed by the Commissioner for Local Government, Chieftaincy and Community Affairs, Greg Obi, the monarchs were suspended because they travelled outside the state without approval by the government.

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