Governor Willie Obiano after suspending 12 Anambra Monarch now wants to replace two of them who are from his hometown, Aguleri .
You would recall that NAIJA NEWS NG reported that Governor Obiano suspended 12 Anambra monarchs on August 11, 2020 whose crime was accompanying oil magnate, Arthur Eze to Abuja to see President Buhari without state government’s approval.
There are moves by Obiano to replace two of the suspended monarchs. It was gathered that the Anambra State Governor sees it as an act of betrayal for the monarchs from his hometown, Aguleri , to work against him. The monarchs he wants to replace according to The Nation are : Mkpunando and Eziagulu -Otu Communities, both in Aguleri, Anambra East local government area of the State.
Greg Obi the Anambra State Commissioner for Local Government, Chieftancy and Community Affairs in a statement hinted that the one year suspension could be renewed or even upgraded in the near future depending on Willie Obinao’s administration review of their behavior.
The letter was copied to the Obi of Onitcha, Alfred Achebe, who is the Chairman of Anambra State traditional council, the State Commissioner of Police, state DSS and others.
Obiano’s move to replace the monarch in Eziagulu -Otu Community has started causing tension as the people of the community want the person they had earlier elected as monarch before certificate was issued to the suspended one.
They told The Nation that Michael Enemuo is their preferred replacement for the suspended monarch because he is the people’s choice. They said it will be unfair for the Governor to install another person.
The suspended monarch has been fighting with another over the throne before Governor Obiano gave him the Certificate of recognition.