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August 14, 2018

Royal Fathers urged to pray for wisdom …As Eze Innocent Onuoha clocks five on the throne

Royal Fathers urged to pray for wisdom
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It was with pomp and pageantry that His Royal Highness, Eze Innocent Ukachukwu Onuoha, Ikpe I of Ikpenwafor Autonomous Community, Ihitte Uboma Local Government Area of Imo State marked his five years on the throne as the first traditional Ruler of the Community on Saturday 18th November, 2017.

A church service presided by Ven. Charles Akaniro preceding the celebration was held at St. Simon’s Anglican Church, Ikperejere. He was assisted in the service by Rev. Herbert Nwosu, Rev. Ohakanma Philip and others.

In his sermon, Venerable Charles Akaniro prayed God to grant peace to the community, good health to the traditional ruler, rapid development of the Ikpenwafor Community and longevity of the celebrant on the throne.

He admonished Royal Fathers to constantly pray for wisdom like King Solomon. He referenced the scriptures quoting Isaiah 2 verse 4 which says “he will settle disputes among great nations. They will hammer their swords into pruning knives”.

Ven. Akaniro harped on the abundance of grace in thanksgiving. According to him, when the land was cursed, Noah gave sacrifice of thanks-giving and the earth was blessed and began yielding fruits. He postulated that when the childless rich man gave shelter to a prophet of God, he blessed him with the gift of fruit of the womb. He narrated how only one of the ten lepers cured of leprosy gave thanks and received more blessings. He warned “that for royal fathers to endure on the throne, they must tell the truth, be compassionate and merciful.

His Royal Highness, Eze Innocent Ukachukwu Onuoha used the auspicious event to confer Chieftaincy titles to five select constituents who included Chief Dr. (Mrs) Uche Ejiogu (Nne Ihe), Chief Chukwu Chigozie, Chief Emeka Keke, Chief Peter Okoronkwo, Chief Oriaku Charles Oguchi and Chief Mrs. Okonkwo Okwuchi Anthonia.

Among the Traditional Rulers and top brass personalities present at the event included His Royal Highness, Eze Charles Iroegbu, Ezie 1 of Umuezie Nguru Aboh Mbaise, Eze and Ugoeze Lawrence Ihekweme, Chairman, Ihitte-Uboma Council of Ndi Eze, Eze Marcel Iheme, Eze Emeka Ogbonna, Eze D.O. Anyanwu, Eze V.O. S. Okeafor, Eze Jude Uwalaka, Eze M. Onyemukwuru and HRH Sariki Danlami Hawusana.

The august assembly was also attended by Chief Sam S.A. Nwaire, chairman of the event, Hon. Jonas Okeke, Christian Iwuanyanwu (Our Yaro), Chief Friday Obasi, Barr. Bright Ononeze, the new T.C. Chairman, Ihitte-Uboma LGA and HRH Eze C.C. Iwueke among others.

 


 

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