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Ebonyi Community Gets New Monarch After Four Years Of Vacuum



In Ebonyi State’s Onicha Local Government Area, the Oshiri autonomous community has elected Chief Samuel Opuh as its new traditional ruler.


The community had made unsuccessful attempts to elect a new traditional ruler up until the most recent attempt, which succeeded four years ago after J.U.O. Nwogo, the current traditional king, passed away.


Opuh received a total of 10 votes to win the election, which was fiercely contested in the community by eight candidates. Njoku Harrison, his closest opponent, received nine votes. Ifeanyi Nwagu received six votes, while Obasi Nweze received seven. Pius Okoro received one vote, while the other three candidates received none.

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Speaking to his people in the community’s ancestral house following his coronation as Ezeogo Opuh Akpataeze I of Oshiri, Opuh pledged to bring about growth and connections, as well as to bring peace, togetherness, and moral values back to his community.


“What is happening today in our society is very bad. Our youths are driven by obligations to evil and vices and this is what I plan to pay serious attention to. Peace and even development are also my priorities.


“As a traditional ruler, if you don’t link up with your neighbouring communities, you don’t link up with the state, and you don’t link up at the national level, there is nothing you can do for your community,” he stated.


The election was monitored by representatives of the Ministry of Local Government and Chieftaincy Matters and Onicha Local Government Area.



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