- Posted March 4, 2013 by
It Aka 2013: Traditional Ruler warns against Hypocrisy
HRH Eze Reginald Amadi, (Obo 1 of Oboetiti Nguru), who is also the P.R.O of Mbaise Council of traditional rulers, gave the warning during this years’ Itu Aka ceremony, which took place on Sunday, March 2, 2013 at Nguru Center in Aboh Mbaise L.G.A.
Performing the Itu Aka ceremony, which entails handing out yam seedlings to the nine elders of the nine kindred that make up the five clans in Nguru, HRH Eze Dr. O.O Anyanwu (otu Obi of Ngurunweafor, Uboma 2013) charged the farmers not to encroach farm boundaries of their neighboring communities in order to avoid trouble. He frowned at the non attendance of some traditional rulers and titled men to the event, saying it is a mark of sabotage.
The Chairman of Mbaise Council of Traditional Rulers, HRH Eze Chidume Okoro commended the people of Nguru Ahaia Ise for their peaceful disposition throughout the ceremony and prayed God to grant them a bountiful harvest after planting.
Explaining the meaning of Itu Aka, HRH Eze Charles Iroegbu (Ezii 1 of Umuezie and his Ugoeze) said that the ceremony is an annual event used to usher in farming season in the area, and urged his people to listen to the words of wisdom by shunning hypocrisy and embracing peace and love so as to have a bountiful harvest after planting.
Also speaking the president general of Nguru Political forum, Hon. Clevis Iwuchukwu used the occasion to commend his people for their peaceful disposition and prayed Goad to grant them a bountiful harvest after planting.
Meanwhile the high point of the occasion was the award ceremony conferred on Nze Chukwuma Nwachukwu, Rtd Principal Secretary to Ada Okwuonu and four other prominent sons and daughters of the area.
Different dance groups and cannon shots were on hand to add more value to the well attended event. Some of the dignitaries at the occasion include; HRH Eze Osita Nwokocha (Chairman Ezinihite council of Traditional rulers), member representing Aboh Mbaise in Imo State House of Assembly, Hon Barr. Ngozi Pat Ekeji and her husband, Chief Alan B Onyemechi (president General NDU-National), Chief John Emeka Nwogu (Uko Nguru) and all the notable traditional rulers, sons and daughters of the area as well as their friends from across the State.