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Nwosu is Eze Uzu Awka – Obiano

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ANAMBRA State Government has reaffirmed the status of His Royal Majesty, Obi Gibson Nwosu, on the royal throne of Awka, the capital of the state and warned against impersonation of monarchs and usurpation of traditional stools.

Emphasising the sacrilege in impersonating or usurping such a sacred traditional institution as a people’s royalty and ancestral heritage, the state’s governor, Chief Willie Obiano, warned uncertified and unrecognised monarchs in the state to stop parading themselves as rulers or risk imprisonment.

The governor gave the warning in the Governor’s Lodge, Amawbia, while presenting certificates of recognition to three traditional new monarchs.

Noting the situation of royal impersonation in Awka community where there is an impersonation of the traditional authorty, Obiano warned those challenging the recognised monarch, Obi Gibson Nwosu Eze, Uzu II of Awka, to desist from doing so, stating that his government would no longer tolerate such rascality.

He urged the newly certified monarchs to entrench peace and unity in their communities, assuring them of government’s support.

A federal legislator and member, representing Orumba North and South Federal Constituency in the House of Representatives of the National Assembly, Ben Nwankwo, described monarchs as key in the realisation of grassroots development and mass mobilisation.

Mr. Nwankwo, who once served as the chairman of the board of National Gallery of Art (NGA), Abuja further noted that a healthy traditional institution is vital to good governance in a democracy.

It would be recalled that in the frenzied build-up of the November 2017 gubernatorial election in Anambra State, a group in Awka rose to challenge the royal stool of Eze Uzu II, and purportedly ousted the custodian of Awka traditional throne.

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