Abia State governor Dr Okezie Ikpeazu was conferred with the title of ONWA ABIA by traditional rulers of 734 Autonomous Communities in Abia State.
Speaking at a special reception held for the Governor by the
traditional rulers in Abia State, Dr Ikpeazu counted it a pleasure to be honoured by the entire Traditional Rulers in Abia State. He said such demonstration of love is a confirmation that his mandate is divine.
maintained that the Abia Charter of Equity which seeks among
other things, to promote unity, equity and justice, remains one of the pillars that binds us as a people.
The Governor promised to always rule with the fear of God noting that he earlier rejected every Chieftaincy title but sees the one given to him by the entire Traditional Rulers in Abia as a show of love and support and therefore must humble himself to accept that which in their wisdom deemed him fit for.
Earlier, the Chairman of the Occasion Elder Emma Adaelu
recognized that such event is unprecedented in the history of
Abia. He said that the reception held for the Governor is an
indication that Abia State is done with the issue of governorship tussle.
Chief Tony Enukaeme aka Tonimas, thanked the traditional rulers for standing firm. He told everyone that having lived in Abia State for more than 54 years, he believes and understands power rotation as embedded in the Abia Charter of Equity.
Leading the Traditional Rulers HRM Eze Eberechi Dick asked that politicians should emphasize on those things that unite us. He therefore made it known that whoever wishes to lead Abia State must present himself for people to assess since Power is from the people.
things that could bring enmity, disunity and rancor.
Eze Ngozi Nwoke of Mgboko autonomous community in Obingwa LGA, the autonomous Ruler of Bar F. N. NWOSU and HRM Eze Silas Chukwu , the Traditional Ruler in Uturu, Isuikwuato, cautioned and distanced themselves from Uche Ogah’s inordinate ambition, which they asked that he allows Dr Ikpeazu to concentrate and deliver on the mandate given to him by Abians, for the interest of peace in the State.
The he occasion attracted dignitaries in and outside the State.
~Abia Five Point Agenda