… As he becomes pace-setter to Christian Royal Fathers
The coronation ceremony of His Royal Highness Eze Sir Jude Mbamaonye-ukwu Alozie (KSJI) the Onuoha II of Onicha Autonomous Community Ezinihitte LGA Mbaise, at St Dominic’s Catholic Parish Onicha Ezinihitte on Easter Monday, April 2 2018, marked a new era of coronation of royal fathers among the faithful this area, especially Catholics.
This coronation began with Holy Mass officiated by many priests with Rt. Rev. Msgr. Theo Nwalo Chaplain, District 9 Commandery (KSJI) Mbaise as the chief celebrant. Calling for attention was how Eze Sir J.M. Alozie’s coronation paraphernalia were kept in the church sanctuary for three weeks and blessed at the coronation Mass. Notwithstanding, his coronation took place at the Holy Mass where the kingmakers gathered and crowned him their Traditional Ruler after Rev Fr Leonard Ugbor had blessed all his insignia.
At this point, Rt Rev Msgr. Theo Nwalo lauded the process of Eze JM Alozie’s coronation, adding that he is a pace-setter in the Christian way of installing a royal father and urged future candidates to emulate his style.
Delivering the homily during the solemn Mass, Msgr. Desmond Chinagorom thanked HRH Eze Sie J.M. Alozie for discovering his calling; pointing out that he just discovered why the royal father could not sound up his priestly course in the seminary. Looking at the enormity of work facing the royal fathers, he advised him to make justice, equity and honesty his allied companions in discharging his duties as a Royal Father. He reminded him that he’s now a servant leader as well as father to all his people who should not overlook the poor and the widows; adding that through prayers, he should choose his cabinet who will not lead him astray.
In the reception address presented by Mr. I.G. Ohaneche, the autonomous community made up of three towns: Umuekwune, Umuawada and Umuoma, thanked God for the day’s coronation, noting that out of their six prominent sons who stood in for the peaceful election, He chose Sir Jude M. Alozie who is being installed today as Onuoha II of Onicha Nworie autonomous community Ezenihitte LGA Mbaise. They disclosed that their Ezeship election in 2014 was declared the most transparent and peaceful in the history of Imo State.
Continuing, they used the occasion to plead with both State and Local Government to provide them with social infrastructure and other amenities to make life meaningful in the community.
In the profile of HRH Eze J.M. Alozie, Onuoha II of Onicha Nworie, he is said to be the first son and the eldest among the children of late Mr. and Mrs. Fred Alozie Osuagwu and was born in 1940s.
Eze Alozie is known as an achiever being instrumental to the creation of 4 Council Wards by FEDECO in Onicha Amairi which later metamorphosed into 4 autonomous communities including Onicha Nworie.
He has been a notable secondary school prefect while a student at Sebastine Academy Emekuku, a student Union Government Chancellor of Exchequers at Alvan Ikoku College of Education, former Administrative Secretary of defunct UPN, former Secretary General Onicha Amiri Town Union, instrumental to citing a Magistrate Court at Ekeoha Onicha, etc.
Sir J.M. Alozie, Regimental Commander of 1st Regiment KSJI Owerri, after his primary school, obtained his WASC at Sebastine Academy Emekuku 1970, Teachers Grade II Certificate at TTC Ozaraegbelu 1972. He taught and retired as principal Special Grade. It would be recalled that HRH Eze J.M. Alozie is a renowned Catholic faithful, hence his enviable positions in the knighthood and the church. He formed the Onicha Catholic Development Council (OCDC) that built the St Dominic’s Parish Onicha.
The ceremony was concluded in the field after Holy Mass where he was received with 21 gun-salute. He conferred chieftaincy titles to chief Sir Joseph Ihuaku Iregbu, Noble Bro Okechukwu Chukwu and Chief Dr. Charles Epegba.
Senator Bright Nwanne, HRH Eze Tony Nwangume, Hon Chioma Tycoon, Hon Chris Njoku, HRH Eze Athan Ezekwe, HRH Eze James Nnamdi were among the dignitaries at the occasion including the parish priest, Rev Fr. Joseph Ezeji.
Fielding questions with the press, Eze Alozie expressed happiness at the success of the coronation thanking God for uplifting him. By God’s grace, he promised giving his people the best of services including attracting investments in the community. As a man of action, he said, “I will react to issues promptly, since my motto is “forward ever, backward never.” About his working operation, HRH Eze Alozie said that he would need the co-operation of the people as no man is an island insisting that, “I will co and they will operate.”
HRH Eze Alozie, is married to Ugoeze Lady Mary Alozie with seven children.