|Gov. Obiano, Igwe Chinyelueze and Greg Obi, Anambra Commissioner of LG, Chieftaincy and Community Affairs|
|Igwe praying at the congress|
|Oraukwu people listening at the congress|
|PG Oraukwu Congress|
By Okechukwu Onuegbu
The newly crowned Traditional Ruler of Oraukwu community in Idemili South Local Government Area of Anambra State, HRH Igwe Dr. Emeka Onuorah (Igwe Chinyelueze II) has said that his ascension to the throne was God’s willing.
According to the American trained lawyer, who recently addressed jubilating Oraukwu Congress, said that God coroneted him purposely to reunite and transform his community which had being a battle ground since 2011 his predecessor, Late Igwe David Emeka Ogbunde passed on.
Using biblical story of how Saul and David respectively emerged kings of Israel while their fathers were alive, Igwe Onuorah revealed that he was at America shepherding his sheep when his people, Ezennaja village whose turn it was constitutionally to produce the next monarch after Nkwelle village where the demised Igwe Ogbunde came from, beckoned on him to come and lead them to the Promised Land.
He said, “When my people pleaded me to return home and contest for traditional stool, I doubted them thinking that it was impossible for someone to become a king while his father was living. Then, I was directed to study the Holy Bible, which I did, and learnt of how King Saul and King David became Kings of Israel at their fathers’ lifetime.
“I was also informed of how Rev. Fr. Prof. Bonachristus Umeogwu during one of his adoration ministrations publicly told my father and three other nominees from my village that God’s chosen King was yet to arrive. My wife also recounted how she was crowned Lolo in a dream. However, it was after my father became sick that I was somehow convinced to give it a second thought. As a result, I visited the same Priest at Umunya; he prayed and publicly confirmed that indeed, God has anointed me to liberate my people. So, this is not celebration of victory but a celebration of God’s remembrance of Oraukwu” he disclosed.
On how to reconcile with those who lost out on the race, Igwe Chinyelueze II announced that apart from the peace restoration committee recently inaugurated by Oraukwu Congress, he had prepared to personally meet with the warring party even if it entails kneeling down to beg them to sheath their sword so as to move the community forward.
Onuorah, while commending the state governor, Chief Willie Obiano over what he termed “his Solomon like wisdom” explained that few people in the government would have used their influence to prevent him from receiving his certificate of recognition last week if not that God and his people were with him even though he was not connected to the state government.
He further described social amenities like electricity supply and good road network as panacea to industrialization, even as he vowed to execute the projects to greater extent, as well as to attracting the federal and state governments, and private individuals to join force with him to lift Oraukwu to enviable height.
While maintaining that election of Igwe Onuorah followed due processes as enshrined in the 1986 Oraukwu Traditional Chieftaincy Constitution, the President General, Oraukwu Congress, brainchild of Oraukwu Progressive Union (OPU), Chief Cyril Okwy Ejidike (Ezennia) thanked God for anointing Igwe Onuorah for them, because according to him, it took the Anambra State Commissioner for Local Government, Chieftaincy & Community Affairs, and Governor Obiano extra investigations to ascertain that he truly won the election.
Chief Ejidike, therefore urged the state government to forgive the opposition, especially those he accused of using vulgar languages against the governor owing to his decision to set Oraukwu free.
While dispelling the rumour that he was impeached, the PG announced that his administration through the help of the citizenry shall soon embark on flood control, control of erosion, and construction of civic centre, as they have the resources to kick-start the projects before soliciting for government assistance.
News48hour.com reports that the congress inaugurated 8-man reconciliation committee selected from the 8 villages that made up Oraukwu such as Otta, Nkwelle, Ezennaja, Irukwelekor, Amaeze, Dim-Ubana, Urua-Amada and Ibenabo; and also launched donation for construction of a multimillion naira community town hall.