In the light of their suspension for violating due protocols, the twelve suspended Anambra Traditional rulers have tendered an unreserved apology to Governor, Chief Willie Obiano, appealing for forgiveness.
The apology was tendered during their visit to Right Honourable, Uche Okafor, the speaker of the Speaker of the Anambra State House of Assembly, in Awka.
Dr. Emeka Iluno of Ifitedunu who spoke on behalf of the suspended traditional rulers, he appealed for forgiveness and said they had no intention and still have no intention to fight the Governor. According to him, Chief Willie Obiano is a God-sent to Ndi Anambra, based on his human face administration which has brought about a total turn around to the state.
Dr Iluno noted that Governor Obiano has been and is still their close ally, and wondered why some people will blow the issue that brought about their suspension out of proportion just to score cheap goals.
Furthermore, he asserted that Anambra has been on the pedestal of development because of the efforts put together by Governor Obiano with the help of traditional rulers including themselves. He also added that they are no longer comfortable with the lacuna created between them because of the incident.
On his part, one of the suspended Traditional rulers, Igwe Peter Uyanwa of Ukwulu, beckoned on Governor Obiano to remember that he is a papal Knight of Saint Gregory the Great and to use the flow of anointing bestowed on him by Pope Francis to forgive them.
Conversely, the Speaker, Right Honourable Okafor stated that their visit has shown that they love the peace of the State. He described the move as a step in the right direction.
He promised to bring the matter before the Governor who he described as soft and kind hearted man who is ready to do everything humanly possible to maintain peace and growth of the state.