The long-standing tussle over the Eze Aro of Arochukwu in Abia State has reached a resolution as the state government officially installed Eberechukwu Oji as the new traditional ruler. The succession dispute had persisted for two decades, escalating tensions within the community.
Initially, Eze Godwin Idei was crowned by the traditional ruler of Ibom Isii, Eze Nwa Kanu, a move that allegedly lacked recognition from the state government.
The presentation of the Staff of Office to Eberechukwu Oji by the Commissioner for Local Government and Chieftaincy Affairs underscores the government’s commitment to upholding peace and unity within the community.
The newly installed Eze Aro, Eberechukwu Oji, is urged to prioritize peacebuilding efforts and foster unity among his people. Acknowledging Governor Alex Otti’s intervention in resolving the succession dispute, the traditional ruler expressed optimism that this milestone marks a new chapter for the Arochukwu kingdom.
With centuries of history behind the Eze Aro stool as a paramount ruler of the Arochukwu kingdom, there are high expectations for Eberechukwu Oji to champion lasting peace and prosperity within the community for generations to come.