Igwe of Ukwulu was suspended by Obiano for commending Buhari & Arthur Eze
By Hon Cornel Ilokolobia
His Royal Majesty Igwe Peter Uyanwa (Ezedike) of Ukwulu suspended by Anambra State Government for commending Buhari led administration and Prince Arthur Eze
Barely a week after the Chairman of Anambra Central Zonal Traditional Rulers Council and traditional ruler of Ukwulu Kingdom, HRM Igwe Peter Uyanwa hosted traditional rulers in Anambra State and poured encomiums on the Muhammadu Buhari presidency over infrastructural developments of South East,the Traditional Ruler has been suspended.
The State Government yesterday issued a press release signed by the State Commissioner for Local Government, Chieftency and Town, which said Igwe Ukwulu Ezedike Peter Uyanwa is suspended for a year.
HRM Igwe Peter Uyanwa had last week hosted a meeting of traditional rulers in Anambra State in his Ukwulu palace, where he commended President Mohammmed Buhari for many infrastructural developments in the State.
HRM Igwe Peter Uyanwa who was visibly happy called the meeting a celebration of President Buhari for siting the new Police Zonal Headquaters in Ukpo-Dunukofia.
The siting of the New Police Zonal Headquaters for Anambra, Ebonyi and Enugu states was described by HRM Igwe Peter Uyanwa as divine and a fate God destined for Dunukofia in the Anambra State capital territory.
The Igwe Ukwulu then warned persons angered by the location of the Police Zonal Headquaters to stop fighting God.
He had described them as enemies of progress,envious of Dunukofia’s greatest hero Prince Engr Arthur Eze OFR. Igwe Peter Uyanwa had while praying over the kola nut prayed God to ceaselessly bless President Mohammmed Buhari and Nigeria Police for been forthright in their decision against the works of persons who try to hinder progress.
HRM Igwe Peter Uyanwa had opinioned that President Mohammmed Buhari’s led Federal Government is massively developing South East like never before. In the meeting HRM Igwe Peter Uyanwa and co-traditional rulers in Anambra State had agreed that President Mohammmed Buhari’s giant strides deserve commendation.
In respond the traditional rulers agreed to write a resolution of their appreciation to the President and convey their gratitude particularly for the Enugu/Onitsha expressway, Second Niger bridge and the new Police Zonal Headquaters.
During the traditional rulers meeting at Ukwulu, the Anambra State traditional rulers had also resolved to demand from State Government and Local Governments their constitutional 5% allocation from Federal Revenue.
They also insist that no person in future will win Anambra Governorship election without express commitment to pay the traditional ruler their dues.
It is gathered that the traditional rulers stand angered the Anambra State Government and the Chief Executive questioned why HRM Igwe Peter Uyanwa would host traditional rulers let alone resolving to send resolution to the President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria over siting of the new Police Zonal Headquarters at Ukpo-Dunukofia Awka capital territory.
It beat imaginations why the State Government will choose to suspend Igwe Peter Uyanwa for commending Mr President.
It is obvious the State Government anger must come from the fact that Igwe Peter Uyanwa is from Dunukofia Local Government, the home of Prince Engr Arthur Eze whom the presidency was said to have given preference in the siting of Zone 13 Police Zonal Headquarters over Anambra Governor who wanted the same zone in his own town in the interior far away Anambra north.
The Governor who had earlier petitioned the presidency and the Inspector General of Police over the choice of Awka capital territory against his community was aiming at using the traditional rulers to protest before HRM Igwe Peter Uyanwa got the same traditional rulers to commend the Presidency and Nigeria Police.
As it is ndi Anambra have continued to condemn the action of the State Government while showing support to the Ezedike HRM Igwe Peter Uyanwa.