After the death of Obi Edward Ofulue III, Ubulu-Uku community in Aniocha South local government area of Delta State has been thrown into jubilation as a new king was installed in the kingdom 45 days after the community’s monarch was abducted and subsequently murdered by suspected fulani herdsmen.
He is a 15- year old secondary school student,the son of the late king. Obi Ofulue lll. He is Obi m [Agbogidi] Chukwuka Noah Akaeze I.
The installation of Obi Chukwuka Noah Akaeze I, followed the recent demise of his father, Obi Edward Ofulue III in the hands of persons suspected to be Fulani herdsmen who abducted him onJanuary 5th along Igbodo- Obior road.
On the installation of the Obi,the Palace Secretary, Joseph Obaze, said it was in line with the custom and tradition of the people of Ubulu-Uku that a king is said to be dead only when a new one is installed and his first son crowned as king.
A new Obi (King), Chukwuka Noah Akaeze I, has been presented to the people of Ubulu-Uku Kingdom in Aniocha South Local Government Area of Delta State.
Obi Akaeze I succeeded his father, late Obi Akaeze Edward Ofulue III who was kidnapped and subsequently murdered last month by gunmen.
The presentation of the 15-year-old King followed the fulfillment of different rites that culminated in his crowning as King by the kingmakers ofUbulu-Uku.
He was first presented to the membersof the Royal family before the presentation to the council of elders at the palace.
The brief ceremony was attended by prominent citizens of the kingdom including the member representing Aniocha/Oshimili constituency at theFederal House of Representatives, Mrs. Onyemaechi Mrakpor and thePresident-General of Ubulu-Uku Development Union, Comrade Jones Ofunne.
Also in attendance was the chairman of Aniocha South council, Mr. Isaac Anwuzia, traditional chiefs and title holders in the kingdom, religious leaders, women, youths and other stakeholders of the agrarian community
Speaking on the significance of the ceremony, Secretary of the Palace, Barr. Joseph Obazei described it as “wonderful in our time.”
“This is a young man who was not even looking up to this position because his father was young and vibrant, unfortunately this bad event occurred.
“He has now been thrust upon the throne taking up the mantle of his late father. Ubulu-Uku people are very happy that somebody has taken up the throne because the king never dies.
“When it appears that there is no king, there is already a king. That is what has just happened.”
Barr. Obazei told Saturday Sun that inUbulu– Uku tradition, there were not too many rites to the installation of a new king.
“By our tradition, you can wake up in the morning and see the heir apparent sitting on the throne and issue orders which will be obeyed. That will show that something happened in the night and something has happened now.
“So this young man has taken over the stool of his father, and now he can begin to direct the town,” he explained.
On his part, the chairman of Aniocha South council, Mr. Anwuzia assured the new king and people of Ubulu-Uku of his administration’s unflinching support, adding that measures were already on to ensure the presentation of staff of office by the state government.
Meet the new king of Ubulu Uku, of delta state , whose father was kidnapped and murdered by Fulani herdsmen from his palace.
The new king is just 15years of old which made him the youngest king inNigeria maybe Africa but, I don’t know oh.
May his reign bring peace, security and love to his kingdom and may he live longer than his ancestors.
Charles Eyimofe Pemu.
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