Politics Traditional Rulers Disrupt Delta Assembly Anniversary, Walk Out On Speaker, Deputy Gov, Others



Mr. Peter Onwusanya, the speaker of the #Delta State House of Assembly, got what he never bargained for as traditional rulers tongue lashed him for what they called, “Denigration of their titles.” The mass walkout by the traditional leaders occurred during the public lecture of the Delta State House of Assembly to mark the 3rd Anniversary of the 5th Assembly in Asaba.

Trouble started shortly when the Speaker came on stage to deliver his speech and addressed the over 50 traditional rulers as “Our Fathers.” This immediately provoked and angered the monarchs, there was some grumbling among them, even shouted words at Mr. Peter Onwusanya, and they staged a walk out on him. The state deputy governor, Prof. Amos Utuama, who represented Governor Emmanuel Uduaghan and other top state and federal government functionaries were stunned.

The monarchs’ action, which had disrupted the lecture for several minutes, took the speaker by surprise and he appealed to the Deputy Governor to intervene.

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Source: Sahara Reporters


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