Anambra community enthrones new traditional ruler


Due to the suspension of the traditional ruler of Mkpunando Aguleri, Chief Alex Edoziuno, over the alleged offences commutited, his community has enthroned a new traditional ruler, Igwe Johnson Onyeaka-Mbanefo.

The event took place at the Ukwuana-Isiokwe square, Mkpunando Aguleri, Anambra East Council Area, and joyful mood of the people knew no bound in line with the community's tradition and culture.

The coronation was witnessed by Ndi Ichie, Ruling Council, Uwa Ovuu Age Grade, Ndiocho Udo Age Grade, youths, Ndi Ogo Nwaanyi and women of all ages in the community.

It was gathered that the community has four quarters Ugwuoba, Umuagu na Obeke, Ivite Enu and Igboezunu but they have agreed that the stool abhors vacancy hence the enthronement of Igwe Johnson Onyeaka-Mbanefo.

The even began with prayer led by  Okpala Mkpunando, Ichie Melionwu Udalor, who expressed gladness that a leader whom God sent to them has emerged and prayed that their ancestors to give him more wisdom throughout his reign.

In decorating the new traditional ruler, the Traditional Prime Minister of the community, Ichie Augustine Akwobi, observed that,  having gone against the state government, the immediate past traditional ruler of the community Chief Edoziuno he is adjudged to have also gone against Ndi Ichie, the gods of their land and the entire Mkpunando, and they therefore, chose Onyaka Mbanefo who has distinguished himself in various aspects for the progress of the community.

The Chairman, Ruling Council Mkpunando, Ichie Obalim Ejimofor maintained that they are at home with the new traditional ruler, expressing the hope that many development projects will be witnessed in the community.

Meanwhile, the new traditional ruler has thanked Ndi Mkpunando Aguleri for finding him worthy of the elevation. 

Igwe Onyeka Mbanefo said, whatever the community has at heart in calling him to the throne will be his watch word and prayed for progress and long life of his subjects as he equally in the company of Ndi Ichie and other dignitaries danced round the Mkpunando Aguleri with masquerading and glamorous displays witnessed.

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