Enugu: Obeagu community installs monarch after eight years

Enugu: Obeagu community installs monarch after eight years

After eight years, the residents of the Obeagu community in Enugu State’s Awgu Local Government Area have finally installed a traditional chief.

The community members of all ages elected Chief Sylvester Emeka Ojukwu to be the next ruler, and he was then anointed.

After Igwe Donatus Ikemefuna’s passing, the village has gone eight years without a traditional ruler, according to information obtained by DAILY POST.

The community members rolled out their drums at the Community Secondary School Obeagu during a vibrant event that drew many sons and daughters of the neighborhood.

For the historic occasion, the elders in council, title holders (Aka ji Ofor), village heads, religious leaders, women, youths, and members of numerous associations of Obeagu natives outside of Enugu attended.

Igwe Sylvester Ojukwu, the sole contender in the election, won with 720 votes cast using the option A4 voting system prescribed by the Enugu State Ministry of Chieftaincy Matters.

Following the coronation, Chief Calistus Ojiogbu, President-General of the Obeagu community, referred to the occasion as a “new dawn” for the people, saying that the absence of a traditional ruler had led to numerous development projects that had weakened the community.

In order for the new traditional ruler to succeed, Ojiogbu urged the locals to assist him as much as possible. He also urged the royal father to involve the entire community in the performance of his tasks.

“In Obeagu, today is a special day. Because we are transitioning from the previous order to the new order, where everyone is concerned with the development and unity of our town, our neighborhood will soon become a new paradise.

“Therefore, it is anticipated that there will be significant modifications. You can tell that people are very happy about it because they gave it their whole support, and they will continue to do so for the Igwe.

He declared, “We’re going to do all in our power to ensure his success.

In their remarks, Mrs. Janet Anike, a woman leader of the community, Mr. Ogbonna Francis, a youth leader, and Engr. Chinedu Ani described the emergence of Igwe Sylvester Ojukwu as the result of the people’s choice and gave him advice to advance the interests of the neighborhood.

They made an appeal to the populace to give the new traditional monarch the backing he needs to raise the region to enviable heights.

Igwe Sylvester Emeka Ojukwu, the traditional head of state, addressed the crowd and thanked everyone for the chance to serve. He also pledged to rule in the fear of God.

“I am thankful today for the chance my folks have given me. I’m not here to be served; I’m here to help.

“I will work to maintain the unity of the Obeagu community. This is the time to band together and work for the development of the town, he advised those who may be angry for one cause or another.

The selection of Chief Calistus Ojiogbu as the President-General of the Obeagu community and the community’s awarding of certificates to the new traditional ruler were the event’s highlights.

Participating in the event were six of the seven communities that make up the Obeagu community.

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