Conduct yourself with dignity, Eze Emerengwa tasks new excos of Umuahia North council of traditional rulers


The traditional ruler of Okaiuga Alaike autonomous community in Ohuhu Umuahia North Local Goverment Area of Abia State HRH Eze Innocent Nwaigwe, has been elected the chairman of Umuahia North council of traditional rulers.

He scored 18 votes to defeat Eze Bobby Aguocha, who scored 14 votes. HRH Eze Philip Ukaegwu, equally scored 18 to defeat HRH Eze Donatus Aguiyi, who scored 14 votes to clinch the vice chairmanship position.

HRH Eze Chiabuotu  Emenikewas elected the secretary of the concil unopposed, while HRH Eze Elijah udoka, scored 19 to emerge the council’s treasurer. HRH Eze Godswill Asumugha,

was elected as the organizing secretary and HRH Eze Joshua Akomas, as the Public Relations Officer respectively.

Speaking shortly after the election the presiding officer and the first deputy chairman of Abia State council of traditional rulers HRH Eze Nelson Emerengwa, said the election was peaceful, free and fair.

He added that the traditional rulers conducted themselves with decorum inline with the rules of the election.

He said, “I’m wishing the new chairman and his team goodluck and at the same time urging him to conduct himself in manner that would paint the traditional institution in a good light. I want them to work in harmony with other traditional rulers in other Local Goverment Areas”.

In his acceptance speech Eze Nwaigwe, thanked the traditional rulers in the council for electing him.

He pledged to work in synergy with his colleagues for the good of all and sundry.

In a remark HRH Eze Nnamdi Ofoegbu, the chairman supreme council of South East traditional rulers and chairman Ohuhu traditional rulers council
said the election was conducted in a peaceful manner, devoid of rancor.

According to him,”we are very happy with the election across board, those elected were the people that indicated their interest and we supported them. All our traditional rulers are good and I know that those who didn’t win in today’s election will win the future.

“I advise those who were elected today to carry everyone along. There should be no discrimination among the traditional rulers.

“We will work with them and support all they will do to support the government. The new chairman is an experienced man and I know he will do his best to carry the council to a greater height”.

The out going chairman, Eze John Onyebuchi Ibezim, said he was confident that his successor in office has all it takes to achieve enviable results for the council.