Awka Installs New Traditional Ruler , already Ozo Nwibe Nwosu 116 years old ( Ozo Chibueze) as the oldest living person in Awka (Otochalu-Awka) has been sworn in

Awka perfects move to install new Monarch, as 116 emerges oldest indigene

The move by the Awka Council of Kingmakers led by Ozo Obuora Essel, to instal a new traditional ruler to replace the alleged dethrone royal father, Obi Gibson Nwosu,Ezeuzu II is almost being achieved as the Izu Awka, the community’s General Assembly on Sunday announced the emergence of Ozo Nwibe Nwosu ( Ozo Chibueze) as the oldest living person  (Otochalu-Awka) in the community.
Ozo Nwosu from Umudioka aged 116 years  was named as the Otochalu Awka (Oldest living person) at the end of a vigorous search for the oldest living persons in the 33 villages that make up Awka.
His  emergence was  reached  after it was ascertained and ratified that he was older than the next contender, Ozo Akubue  from Umunnoke whose age is put at 110 years.The new Otochalu-Awka replaces his predecessor, Ozo Otue from Umuoranma who passed on about two years ago.
It was gathered that intrigues to stop the emergence of Otochalu-Awka were hatched as opposition groups feared that the installation of the oldest person in Awka would pave way for the crowning of  a new traditional ruler of Awka, following the alleged dethronement of Ezeuzu II a fortnight ago.
The kingmakers had leveled 18 charges against  Ezeuzu II, including violating the Traditional Rulers Amended Constitution for Awka 1986, as well as the Code of Conduct  which he reportedly signed on January 1, 2000 after his crowning, amidst denials.
The State government had been communicated on the action of the Kingmakers who have threatened court action against the alleged dethroned traditional ruler, if he continues to parade himself.
To scuttle the emergence of Ozo Nwosu as the Otochalu-Awka, the State Police Command had dispatched a team of fierce-looking armed police men in about 8 patrol vehicles  to Umuoranma, the planned venue for the installation ceremony, but the pro-Otochalu-Awka group had beaten them to in the game,  having earlier named and installed him  in a brief ceremony at Ndichie Hall Umudioka.
The police action followed the position of the State government to throw its weight behind the embattled royal father, whose loyalists in the parallel Awka Council of  Kingmakers led by  Ozo James Eze and President-General of ADUN, Engr Tony Okechukwu  dismissed the General Assembly’s move while reacting to the plot.
The government through the Commissioner for Local Government and Special Adviser to the Governor, Chief Greg Obi and Barrister Ikechukwu Onyeabor had warned against taking action capable of breaching the peace in the community and gave its support of continuity in office of  Ezeuzu II as well as the President-General, Engr. Tony Okechukwu, whose wasa replaced by Amobi Nwokoafor ater the former’s tenure expire in 2015.

Most indigenes who spoke on condition of anonymity, frowned on governments seeming partiality and overzealousness, questioning the audacity its audacity  to stand in the way of the people’s choice to dethrone and enthrone a traditional ruler and President-General of the town union..
 At the residence of the Otochalu-Awka, at Nwosisi Lane, it was celebration galore as indigenes throned the place to felicitate with him.
 It was learnt that the Otochalu-Awka is empowered to crown a new traditioinal ruler after six months in office of the named Regent, Ozo Essel who had since assumed the Regency office since April 19, this year.



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Awka Installs New Traditional Ruler , already Ozo Nwibe Nwosu 116 years old ( Ozo Chibueze) as the oldest living person in Awka (Otochalu-Awka) has been sworn in Awka Installs New Traditional Ruler , already Ozo Nwibe Nwosu 116 years old ( Ozo Chibueze) as the oldest living person in Awka (Otochalu-Awka) has been sworn in Reviewed by Odogwu Emeka Odogwu on Monday, May 01, 2017 Rating: 5

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