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Longest-Reigning Imo Monarch, Eze Onwuka Anyanwu, Passes at 108

The passing of His Royal Highness, Eze Philip Onwuka Anyanwu, marks the end of an era for Imo State, as the longest-serving monarch in the region bids farewell. Reigning for over 48 years as the Chinyereugo IV of Ohoba Kingdom in Ohaji/Egbema Local Government Area, his legacy is one of unwavering dedication and service to his community.

Prince Greg Anyanwu, son of the late monarch, shared the news of his father’s passing in a statement titled ‘The King Says Goodbye’. Reflecting on his father’s remarkable tenure, Prince Anyanwu conveyed heartfelt sentiments, bidding farewell to a figure who shaped the fabric of Ohoba Autonomous Community.

In an interview with Saturday PUNCH in December 2018, Eze Philip Onwuka Anyanwu attributed his longevity and vitality to a life founded on principles of peace, familial harmony, and nourishment. With a legacy rooted in familial prosperity and communal tranquility, the late monarch emphasized the importance of these values in fostering his well-being and longevity.

Throughout his reign, Eze Philip Onwuka Anyanwu epitomized leadership anchored in unity and prosperity for his community. His departure leaves a void in the hearts of his subjects and beyond, yet his legacy of peace and service will endure as a guiding light for generations to come.

IMAGE: Independent

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