Chief Anthony Chikwadoro Ndulaka, the Ugochinyere 1 of Azueke Ndume Ibeku from Ndagbo Isiama Afaraukwu Autonomous Community in Umuahia North Local Government Area of Abia State was on Tuesday presented to the Chairman of Umuahia North Local Government Area and traditional rulers in the state as the Eze elect of Isiama Afaraukwu Autonomous Community.
The presentation of Eze Anthony Chikwadoro Ndulaka, took place in the blissful atmosphere which had large number of indigenes and well-wishers of the community.
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The new Eze replaces Late Eze Israel Okwu Kanu, the father of Nnamdi Kanu, the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) who was announced dead in December 2019.
The plebiscite to fill the traditional stool was held at Ama-egbu square on 26th February. 2022.The peaceful election process, was presided over by Hon. Okezie Oriaku the Secretary General of the Isiama Afaraukwu and his team of the screening committee.
The outcome of the plebiscite favoured Eze Anthony Chikwadoro Ndulaka with 46 vote against 17 votes casted for his opponent Chief Kelvin Ameachi Uguejeh both from same clan.
The presentation event had in attendance top traditional rulers and indigenes of Afaraukwu and beyond.
In the speech of Chief Joseph N. Ugochukwu, the Umuahia North Local Government Area Chairman, he advised Eze Anthony Chikwadoro Ndulaka to always focus on the yearnings of his people and give his best with the advantage of his young age, ascertaining that leadership qualities does not depend on body size and age. He also advised him not to listen to wrong advise while also charging his wife to be of great support for the task ahead.
In his words: “I Know leadership is not by body size or age, but through wisdom. If it is by age, they will only tell us about the age of Methuselah, apart from age of Methuselah, everything ends about him. If we should talk about Solomon and David, if it is by age, Methuselah would have written all that is needed before Solomon and David came and wrote those parts of the bible. Leadership is not by age.”
Eze Anthony Chikwadoro Ndulaka in his appreciation speech during the presentation said his mandate is centered in his 10 point Agenda which the first is to unite the component communities and to ensure the Youths are fully engaged by making sure what duly belongs to them get them.
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While speaking with candidreporters.com, Eze Anthony Expressed joy on the huge support he got from his people and the smooth process the event went.
In his words; “I feel happy, I feel excited, as you can see, this is the peoples mandate and choice. Like I said during the plebiscite and my presentation, I will unite the people to bring peace to our land and also ensure what belongs to them is gotten. The youth will be fully engaged.”
After the blissful presentation, Eze Anthony Chikwadoro Ndulaka and his kingsmen in Jubilating mood, embarked on a procession through the busy Aba road to visit Afaraukwu communities.
The Jubilating indigenes and Eze Anthony Chikwadoro Ndulaka stopped at the community square for prayers by the age grade group.
According to Eze Anthony Chikwadoro Ndulaka, the coronation ceremony and presentation to the government of Abia Sate will hold in few months time.
Eze Anthony Chikwadoro Ndulaka also visited the home of late Eze Israel Okwu Kanu.
PHOTO: Eze Anthony Chikwadoro Ndulaka visited the home of Late Eze Israel Okwu Kanu, the father of Nnamdi Kanu, the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB).
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