Tuesday, 9 May 2017

War as Anambra Monarchs drag Gov Obiano to court over...

By Okechukwu Onuegbu

There are feelers that Anambra State traditional rulers may soon drag Governor Willie Obiano to court over alleged failure to implement the state's Chieftaincy welfare Law, 2007.

The Anambra Traditional Rulers Law 2007, which came into force on September 10, 2007 provided in section 34 that monarchs in the state are entitled to five per cent of the revenue accruing from the State's Joint Local Government Account, as part of their monthly salaries and other allowances.

But speaking in an interview, His Majesty Igwe Chijioke Nwankwo (the Osuofia Nawfia), Njikoka Council Area, alleged that the governor had in a meeting with traditional rulers emphasized that he would not pay or comply with the law.

Igwe Nwankwo added that they have been dialoguing with the governor to convince him to adhere to the legal provisions, pointing it out that if the negotiation fail, they would unanimously resolve to court to avoid been labeled electoral saboteurs or paid agents as 2017 gubernatorial poll which Obiano is also contesting for, draws nearer.

“We are tied of keeping quiet. We want the state executive government to fulfill the law. This is not time to make unnecessary noise before he does the needful. We have concluded arrangement to resolve to court to get him pay us our dully entitlements” he noted.



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