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King Prof. TJT Princewill Advocates for inclusion of Traditional Rulers In the Constitution.

By Nwaorgu Faustinus
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The Rivers State Chairman, Council of Traditional Rulers, King Professor TJT Princewill has called on all levels government to include royal fathers in the implementation of their policies and programmes that directly impacted on the people.

The royal father, who made this call recently in Port Harcourt during a courtesy visit, paid on the Council of traditional rulers, by the former Vice President, Alh. Atiku said, “We believe if the place of traditional rulers is assured in the nation's constitution with clearly defined functions, it would reduce the burden of governance at the grassroots and attract more respect to the institution”.

The royal father expressed optimism that the relevant bill would soon be forwarded to the National Assembly for legislation as assured by President Goodluck Jonathan.

He noted that Nigeria and Nigerians needed men and women of proven integrity, imbued with selfless service to lead the country in unity to the desired destination as they know that Atiku has the necessary credentials to become the next President, given his antecedents, as a huge employer of labour and as a consummate politician.

He appealed to Alh. Atiku who was in the state to meet with electorates in the PDP Presidential Primary, to conduct himself with “decorum, devoid of acrimony, thuggery and any action that could bring about disrespect to your name”.

The king on behalf of the council expressed deep sadness by the current spate of bomb blasts in the country and called for all hands to be on deck to stop the ugly trend.

Responding, the Turaki of Adamawa State, Alh. Atiku Abubakar assured the royal fathers that if he becomes the next President, their roles will be enshrined in the constitution.