Willie Obiano, the Executive Governor of Anambra State, has suspended Igwe Peter Uyanwa, the traditional ruler of Ukwulu community, in Dunukofia Local Government Area of the state.
Uyanwa, was not only suspended as the monarch of the community, but was also suspended as the chairman of Traditional Rulers Council, Anambra Central senatorial zone.
The Commissioner for Information and Public Enlightenment, Mr C. Don Adinuba who made the suspension public, declared that the action was based on several petitions by the people of the community and beyond, against the monarch.
The Information Commissioner’s statement read, “Following a series of petitions against the Traditional Ruler of Ukwulu in Njikoka Local Government Area from many people in Ukwulu and elsewhere who want to forestall an impending huge crisis in the community, the Anambra State Government has decided to suspend Chief Peter Uyanwa as the Igwe of Ukwulu for one year with effect from Friday, July 24, 2020, in the first instance.
“His Certificate of Recognition as Igwe is also withdrawn with immediate effect. Consequently, Chief Uyanwa can no longer function as Chairman of the Traditional Rulers Council, Anambra Central Zone.
“These actions have been taken in the public interest. The appropriate security agencies have been notified.”