Certificates of honor were presented by Anambra State Governor Chukwuma Soludo to four of the state’s traditional rulers.
On Saturday, in a secret event at the Awka government palace, he presented the certificates to the kings.
As he issued the credentials, he admitted that many unqualified individuals in different communities had usurped the roles of traditional rulers. He declared that from that point forward, offenders will be subject to a six-month prison sentence.
Some of the traditional leaders who received certificates were Eze Augustine Nwangwu of Ajali in Orumba North LGA, Igwe Alexander Azike of Igbo-ukwu in Aguata LGA, and Igwe Ikechukwu Ezeofor of Umuona in Aguata LGA, according to a release from the governor’s press secretary, Mr Christian Aburime.
Traditional leaders were chosen by the people and were elected by the communities they governed.
It is the law that anyone parading about the state as a king who is not officially recognized by the state government faces six months in prison.
Caretaker committees existed in the majority of Anambra State’s communities up until recently, and they were hurting the interests of many residents.
No fewer than 110 elections in communities employing the option A4 method have been performed by my administration. The law of the traditional kings is fiercely enforced in Anambra State. He warned that anyone acting as a traditional monarch without official state recognition should stop immediately or face up to six months in prison.