Dunukofia Local Government
01. Igwe Elect of Ukwulu Receives Certificate of Recognition
By John Ndu:
It was joy galore recently at the Governor’s Lodge, Amawbia as the Igwe Elect of Ukwulu in Dunukofia Local Government Area, Peter Uyanwa received a Certificate of Recognition from Anambra State Government.
The event had in attendance many traditional rulers in the state including the traditional rulers of Awka, Igwe Gibson Nwosu, the traditional ruler of Mbaukwu, Igwe Peter Anugwu and the traditional ruler of Nteje, Igwe Roland Odegbo. Others were the traditional ruler of Ifitedunu, Dr Emeka Ilouno, and the traditional ruler of Umunya, Igwe Chris Onyekwuluje. Equally in attendance were some PDP chieftains including Hon. Ken Emekayi, many religious leaders as well as political office holders in the state.
Presenting the certificate, Governor Willie Obiano said the election of the new Igwe was in line with the stipulated laws of Igbo land. According to the Governor ” the presentation is in accordance with the Traditional Rulers’ Act of 1981, which made fully satisfied that you HRH, Igwe Peter Uyanwa of Ukwulu community in Dunukofia Local Government Area, has been duly elected and presented to me by the people of the said community, town. In accordance with the customary law and usages of the town, community and in provisions of section 4, 5, 6 of the traditional law of 1981 do hereby satisfied that you had been accordingly been recognized by me as the traditional head of Ukwulu”.
The Governor urged Igwe Uyanwa to maintain a peaceful co-existence among the people of the community, saying that he should see the throne as a divine intervention to ameliorate the sufferings of indigent people in the community.
Addressing the people, the state Commissioner for Chieftaincy and Local Government Affairs, Chief Greg Obi said the election of the traditional ruler was a general consensus of the community. Chief Obi described the newly elected Igwe as a tenacious man who would not leave any stone unturned in achieving his purpose for the development of the community.
Equally speaking, the traditional ruler of Mbaukwu, Igwe Peter Anugwu while commending Governor Obiano for his transformation agenda, charged the newly elected traditional ruler to always uphold the tradition of Ndi Igbo and enthrone meaningful development in the community.
On his part, a PDP Chieftain, Hon. Ken Emeakayi urged the new traditional ruler to live up to expectations as the throne is task demanding.
In his reaction, the newly elected Igwe, HRH, Igwe Peter Uyanwa who was highly elated noted that his emergence was divinely inspired as it was the actualization of his long awaited dreams. Igwe Uyanwa promised that his reign would attract tangible development which his community had not been enjoying.
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