Willie Obiano of Anambra has warned those parading themselves as traditional rulers without symbols of authority in the state to desist from such acts or face the full wrath of the law.
Obiano said that traditional institution had been an aged-long sacred order that requires respect.
The governor expressed displeasure that “some individuals who have lost their sense of dignity are parading themselves as traditional rulers, causing confusion and disorder in the state.
“Government is the only authorised institution to recognise traditional rulers and reserve the powers to withdraw such certificates,’’ Obiano said.
He said that his government would not tolerate a situation whereby any unauthorised person move around as a traditional ruler.
The governor also urged the newly installed traditional rulers to use their positions to ensure peace and unity for the development of their communities.