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Eziagulu-Otu Aguleri coronates new monarch

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PEOPLE of Eziagulu-Out community in Aguleri, Anambra East Council Area, have crowned Lawrence Anakpulu Nwofia as their new traditional ruler.

  He has replaced Chief Udoji Ikegbunem, who was among the 13 traditional rulers that were suspended in Anambra State recently.

  The coronation, which took place last Saturday at Eziagulu Otu Square and coordinated by the elders, climaxed when the second to the eldest man in the community, Ogbuanyinya Obuora Atuanya of Umunriabo village coronated Nwofia as n new Igwe.

  Ogbuanyinya Atuanya charged him with the responsibility of restoring peace, togetherness, brotherliness and the development of the community, urging him not to allow the light they have ignited in his hands to die down.

  The National President of Anambra State Association of Town Unions (ASATU) and President General of Eziagulu Otu, Chief Alex Onukwue said the community has witnessed a new dawn with the smooth and speedy change of community leadership.

  On his part, Chairman of Aguleri Royal Cabinet, Chief Dominic Ndife maintained that Igwe Anakpulu Nwofia was chosen by the entire community for having contributed to the development and progress of the community, praying God for wisdom and knowledge on his head.

  Contributing, Secretary General of Eziagulu Otu, Chief Mike Enemuo assured that the elevation of the new traditional ruler was done according to constitution and due process calling on their people to come together to work for the good of the community and give their new traditional ruler full support.

  Responding, Igwe Nwofia promised to ensure that the light which Gov. Willie Obiano brought to the community will continue to shine.

  He promised to be a servant leader even as he called on all to come together and join hands in developing their community. The event was witnessed by Ojiana Age Grade, the Ruling Council, and hosts of other stakeholders while masquerading, traditional dance by both men and women added glamour to it.

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