Ex Finance Minister, Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala's Family Conflicting Over Traditional Rulership.

9 months ago by: Chris Brazz
-- (m) at 17-09-2019 02:30PM (9 months ago)

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The royal family of Ogwashi-Uku faulted the claims that the newly crowned Obi Ifechukwude Okonjo, was installed in error.

There is crisis brewing in Ogwashi-Uku in the Aniocha South Local Government Area of Delta State, following the unauthorised announcement of the death of the town’s 91-year-old monarch, Obi Chukuka Okonjo, and subsequently naming of a successor allegedly by his daughter and former Finance Minister, Dr. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala.

The main anger of some members of the Umu Obi Obahai Royal Family was that Okonjo-Iweala anointed her younger sibling as successor to the throne without the approval of the ruling council.

A contender to the stool,  Patrick Okonjo, a lawyer and brother to Okonjo-Iweala’s father had in a press statement accused the former minister of usurping the functions of the royal family and men who should traditionally announce the death of the traditional ruler as well as his successor.

The statement read in part,
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“It is sacrilegious of Ogwashi-Uku custom and tradition for a princess to announce the transition of a monarch or proclaim another. It is a purely traditional function.

“Late Okonjo was never an Obi of Ogwashi-Uku under our tradition but a mere regent. Accordingly, his first child cannot be Obi as deceitfully inferred by Ngozi.”
But the royal family of Ogwashi-Uku faulted the claims that the newly crowned Obi Ifechukwude Okonjo, was installed in error.

In another statement jointly signed by the acting Diokpa; Umu Obi Obahai Royal family,  Prince Emmanuel Ohei,  and others, on Monday, the family said,
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“We want to make this known: Patrick Okonjo does not speak for the family; he speaks only for himself as he has always done.”

The statement noted that the new Obi was rounding off traditional processes and would soon begin his reign.



-- Slimchery (m) at 17-09-2019 02:40PM
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Why money wey all this people steal from the people dey always move then to do otherwise and were for this world woman dey appoint new king hmmm well nothing wey nor dey happen for naija
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-- fineboy77 (m) at 17-09-2019 03:48PM
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