Abia traditional rulers conferred Onwa title on Governor Okezie Ikpeazu

Governor Okezie Ikpeazu, was honoured and conferred with the title of “ONWA ABIA” by traditional rulers of all the autonomous communities (734)in Abia State.
Speaking at a special reception held for the Governor by the traditional rulers in Abia State,  Dr Ikpeazu counted it a pleasure to be honoured by the entire traditional rulers in Abia State. He said that such demonstration of love is a confirmation that his mandate is divine. He thanked them for standing by the truth.  The Governor maintained that the Abia charter of equity which seeks among other things, to promote unity, equity and justice, remains one of the pillars that bind us as a people.
He observed that his administration has not done all it intends to do for Abia State.   In his words “We are grateful to God that as a state, we are not where we used to be though more need to be done”.
The Governor promised to always rule with the fear of God noting that he earlier rejected every chieftaincy title but sees the one given to him by the entire traditional rulers in Abia as a show of love and support therefore must humble himself to accept that which in their wisdom they found him worthy of.
Earlier,  the chairman of the occasion, elder Emma Adaelu noted that such event is unprecedented in the history of Abia. He said  that the reception held for the Governor is an indication that Abia State is done with the issue of governorship tussle.
Chief Tony Enukaeme aka Tonimas, thanked the traditional rulers for standing firm.  He told everyone that having lived in Abia State for more than fifty four (54) years, he believes and understands power rotation as embedded in the Abia charter of equity.
Leader of the delegation, HRM Eze Eberechi Dick, asked that  politicians should emphasize on those things that unite us. He therefore made it known that whoever wishes to lead Abia  State must present himself to the people for assessment since power is from the people. He warned politicians to be mindful of those things that could bring enmity, disunity and rancor.
Eze Ngozi Nwoke of Mgboko autonomous community in Obingwa LGA, the autonomous Ruler of Bar F. N. NWOSU and HRM Eze Silas Chukwu , the traditional ruler in Uturu, Isuikwuato, cautioned and distanced themselves from Uche Ogah’s inordinate ambition, which they asked that he allows Dr Ikpeazu to concentrate and deliver on the mandate given to him by Abians, in the interest of peace in the State.