ISAAC OJO writes that the traditional ruler of Ihiala in Ihiala LGA of Anambra state HRH Igwe Sir Thomas Ikenna Obidiegwu(Oluoha XVII) last Monday received Uzoakwa community, Ihiala, ably led by the Chairman of Nze na Ozo of Uzoakwa, Hon.Osy Obijekwe. Uzokwa is made up of 10 clans with each headed by a village head.
While receiving Uzoakwa delegation , the traditional ruler of Ihiala who recently got his certificate of recognition from the Anambra state governor, Chief Willie Obiano, thanked God for making it possible for him to ascend the throne, a feat that would have been impossible without the people of Uzoakwa community.
He stressed that Uzoakwa community in Ihiala plays a pivotal role in every project of Ihiala and promised to carry them along in the activities of his reign.
He sued for lasting peace in the community, stressing that he has opened doors for reconciliation of any aggrieved member of the Ihiala, who was not pleased with the turnout of events in the community.
The Onowu of Ihiala , Rtd Colonel Linus I Ohanaehi (Ochiagha) in his comment thanked the people of Uzoakwa for the role they played in making sure that peace returned to Ihiala.
While presenting Ezealadike Uchenna Nsofor to Igwe Sir Thomas Ikenna Obidiegwu, Hon Osy Obijekwu, said they came to the palace of the traditional ruler to familiarize themselves with the new traditional ruler and formerly present Nze Uchenna Nsofor as the Ezealadike of Uzokwa.He promised Uzokwa will continue to play their roles in Ihiala and ensure support for the peace, progress and smooth reign of the traditional ruler, so as to bring about the needed development in Ihiala and Anambra as a state.
The Ezealadike of Uzoakwa, Nze Uchenna Nsofor described Oluaoha xvii as a distinguished character with human face that will bring equity, justice and far play in Ihiala. According to him, HRH Igwe Sir Thomas Ikenna Obidiegwu has large heart and has extended his hands to accommodate all the sons and daughters of Ihiala. He said both the rich and middle class should feel free to come to him with any issue that needs his attention.
He however thanked God for making it possible to have HRH Igwe Sir Thomas Ikenna Obidiegwu, whom he said is equal to the task in all ramification, and promised to give him the needed support to succeed. He commended his community for finding him worthy to serve them in such capacity as Ezealadike of Uzokwa.