The traditional ruler of Ojoto kingdom, His Royal Majesty Igwe Gerald Obunadike Mbamalu 111 has apologized to the Executive Governor of Anambra State, His Excellency Professor Chukwuma Charles Soludo over non compliance to code of conducts guiding conferment of Chieftaincy title in the state.
Igwe Gerald tendered the apology while briefing newsmen in his palace at Ojoto in Idemili South Local Government Area of Anambra State.
His words, “I sincerely tender unreserved apology to governor Chukwuma Soludo for conferment of Chieftaincy title on some worthy citizens of the state during my recent Ofala without first forwarding the names of the recipients to the commissioner for local government and Chieftaincy matters for approval”
According to the Monarch, It was not done intentionally. I was just installed five years ago as a king and I have not been privileged to attend state traditional council meetings because the attendance is by selection. In order words, my action was not in tandem with the stipulated code of conduct guiding conferment of chieftaincy title in the state”
He continued saying, ” Myself as a traditional ruler, part of my duties is to enforce the laws of the state and do things that will benefit all Anambrarians and also to maintain law and order in my community. Now, I know the code of conduct and I will not make the mistake again. I, therefore, publicly apologize to the governor as I regret the action and promise to do the needful next time as such will not be repeated or reoccur again.