Imo State Governor Rochas Okorocha yesterday ordered the immediate recall of seven out of the 10 traditional rulers the state government suspended from their thrones shortly after 2015 general election.
In a statement signed by the Secretary to the State Government, Sir George Eche, yesterday in Owerri, the Imo State capital, the state government stated that the pardoned royal fathers were forgiven because of the apology they tendered to the governor during their suspension.
The recalled traditional rulers are: Eze Ben Nwaneri of Owubinubi community in Ikeduru Local Government Area; Eze Clifford Amadi of Amawuihe; Eze Chinedu
Osuebi of Azara Obiato community in Mbaitoli local government area; Eze D. O Izim of Umunkwo in Isiala Mbano concil; Eze A. E. A Durueburuo of Okwudo in Njaba council; Eze V. O Ahamefule of Oboro Amurie, and Eze Innocent Ikjiofor of Amandugba in Isu local government area, all in Imo state.
However, the traditional rulers of Nguru community in Aboh Mbaise LGA, Ezes Reginald Obetiti; Eze Akujuobi Osuagwu of Awaka in Owerri North LGA and Ugonna Iriele of Ogberuru community in Orlu LGA remain suspended.
Etche said the recall by the governor was predicated on Governor Okorocha’s kindness coupled with the apology tendered by the traditional rulers during their suspension.