Obiano Vs Arthur Eze: Ananbra Govt suspends Tranditional Ruler of Ukwulu; Cites ‘Public Interests’
27 July, 2020
Anambra State Government has suspended the Igweship Certificate of His Royal Highness Igwe Peter A. Uyanwa, (Eze Dike Ukwulu) who was before his suspension, the traditional rural of Ukwulu un Dunukofia LGA of Anambra State.
In a letter made available to the public by the Commussioner for information, C. Don Adinuba, the commissioner stated that the suspension action was taken for the public interest.
The Press found out that the suspension is not unrelated with the ongoing feud between Governor Willie Obiano and Anambra born Oil magnate, Prince Arthur Eze lately which resulted to Arthur Eze making public statements, calling the governor to account for LGA fund and also announced that he is taking him to Court over what he called looting of Local Government Funds. Recall that Anambra State Government through the Commissioner for information, reacted to what they called ‘attack’ from Eze to the Government and Anambra Governor, Willie Obiano, advised Arthur Eze to channel his energy and other resources to more meaningful ventures that will be beneficial to the public instead of attacking him.
The Press learnt that the suspended Igwe Ukwulu who was the Chairman of the Anambra Central Senatorial Zone Traditional Rulers, hosted meeting of Traditional Rurals ealier in the month at his palace, where Arthur Eze was reported to have made so many anti Governor Obiano remarks and even calls for EFCC to probe the Governor Obiano’s Management of LGA Funds.
A source told www.thepress.ng that the suspension also related to the ongoing struggle for Awka Kingship, where Chief Austin Ndigwe group alleged that Obi Gibson Nwosu has been dethroned and that Chief Ndigwe has been installed in his place. A position that have divided the town into two and the state Government has maintained that Obi Gibson Nwosu remain the king of Awka and refused to recognized Chief Ndigwe, even as that did not stop Ndigwe from parading himself as Obi of Awka Kingdom.
To Anambra State Government, suspended Igwe Uyanwa committed another offense by allowing Chief Austin Ndigwe to attend the meeting of Traditional Rulers at his palace where as the Obi of Awka Kingdom (Traditional Ruler) against the position of State Government that Obi Gibson Nwosu remain the Traditional Rural of Awka.
An insider within the Government circle also stated that his statement on Zoning made him a rebel against Obiano.
” How can he State that he is not interested in Zoning when he is a Traditional Ruler and under the Government? Even though he later made U-turn and joined other Traditional rulers to support zoning of 2021 of governorship to Anambra South, he had already given himself out as a rebel to Governor Obiano led Govt” the source said
Attempt to reach the suspended Igwe, Uyanwa for reaction by our reporter, proved abortive as he did not pick his call or reply text message from our reporter.