Anambra Govt reinstates suspended monarch, “forgives” two others


Anambra State Government has reinstated the suspended traditional ruler of Neni in Anaocha Local Government Area of the state, Igwe Damian Ezeani.

Saga Gist reported that the state government suspended Igwe Ezeani on Jan. 8 for violating the Code of Conduct for traditional rulers.

The state government also “forgave’’ two other traditional rulers who breached the Anambra traditional rulers Code of Conduct.

The monarchs forgiven’ after they tendered apologies to the government in the responses to their queries were Igwe Gerald Mbamalu of Ojoto and Igwe Felix Ebelendu of Aguluezechukwu.

The government earlier queried the duo for violating the Code of Conduct for traditional rulers.

Governor Charles Soludo’s media aide, Mr Christian Aburime, stated in Awka on Wednesday that the government’s decisions were taken at its meeting with traditional rulers as part of consultations with stakeholders.

Addressing the meeting, Soludo listed his past achievements and appealed for support to do more, charging the monarchs to give maximum support to his administration under the Public-Private-Community Development Programme, a strategy of his administration for the rapid growth of the state.

He noted that the Anambra State Traditional Rulers Council as currently constituted was unknown to the law and illegal.

“The current body violates the provisions of Section 2(F) of the Anambra State Traditional Rulers (Amendment) Law (2020).

“The law provides that the Council shall be composed of a chairman, two deputy chairmen, and a member from each of the 21 local government areas of the state, all appointed by the governor.

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