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Again, Anambra Monarchs Ignore Obiano, Visit Buhari

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Anambra traditional rulers on Thursday paid a visit to President Muhammadu Buhari at the Presidential Villa in Abuja.

Naija News reports that the Anambra monarchs were received by the Chief of Staff to Buhari, Ibrahim Gambari.

Recall that the governor of Anambra State, Willie Obiano‘s disagreement with billionaire oil magnate, Prince Arthur Eze, took another turn with the governor suspending 12 traditional rulers for going on a trip to Abuja with Eze to see President Buhari.

It was reported that the monarchs travelled with Eze to report the Anambra State Governor to the President, over his non-conduct of local government elections in the state and other issues.

Eze has been at loggerhead with the governor, who he accused of not paying traditional rulers five percent of monies accruing to the state as directed by the federal government, and also threatening to urge Buhari to stop paying local government funds to the governor.

But the suspended traditional rulers on Thursday visited Aso Villa despite their suspension for one year.

In a statement issued by the Special Adviser to Buhari on Media and Publicity, Chief Femi Adesina, Gambari thanked the traditional rulers for coming.

The president’s COS said that the gesture would encourage the President to do even more for the region and the country as a whole.

He said, “This is an incentive for the President to do more for the country, and also for the South East.”

The royal fathers listed the projects embarked upon by President Buhari in their region to include “the Second Niger Bridge, that had been presented as an impossible task by previous administrations, but now becoming a reality under your keen watch, the Enugu-Onitsha Expressway, Enugu-Port Harcourt Expressway, among others.

“The people of the South East are, indeed, grateful, as we have never had it so good, and on their behalf, we say daalu (thank you).”

Ogbolu George is a graduate of Mass Communication from the University of Benin. He loves politics, is a movie addict and a die-hard Arsenal fan. George is a Senior Content Creator at Naija News.