It was a moment of joy for Traditional Rulers in Anambra state as they received brand new Innoson SUV Vehicles from the state Governor, Chief Willie Obiano.
The handover ceremony which took place at Dr Alex Ekwueme Square Awka, had all the beneficiaries in attendance including the Chairman Anambra state Traditional Rulers Council, Igwe Nnaemeka Achebe who is also the Chairman South East Traditional Rulers Council.
While reacting to the development, the Former Senator Representing Anambra Central Senatorial Zone at the Red Chamber, Senator Victor Umeh commended Governor Obiona for the gesture which he noted will enhance the duties of the traditional rulers as the chief security officers in their various communities and custodians of Igbo culture and tradition.
Senator Umeh called on the traditional rulers to reciprocate the gesture by ensuring peace in their various communities and as well as giving unflinching support to the Obiano led administration, and APGA party.
Speaking on the apologies recently tendered by the twelve suspended traditional rulers in the state, Senator Umeh called on Governor Obiano to consider their apology and give them a second chance, pointing out that such would promote peaceful coexistence between traditional institution and the state government, and also the All Progressives Grand Alliance, APGA.
In separate interviews, the Traditional Ruler of Nteje Community, Igwe Rowland Odegbo, that of Umuawulu, Igwe Jewel Eguonwu, Traditional Ruler of Ukeh, Igwe Charles Agbala, and his Ugbenu counterpart, Igwe Lawrence Eguonwu thanked Governor Willie Obiano for the honour done them, and assured to keep giving his administration all the needed support for greater glory of the state.
Among dignitaries that graced the occasion include the Former CBN Governor, Professor Charles Soludo, State President of Ohanaeze Ndi Igbo, Ichie Damian Okoke-Ogene Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of Anambra Broadcasting Service, Chief Uche Nworah, Special Adviser to the Governor on Disability Matters, Barrister Chuks Ezewuzie, among others.