Bishop, Soludo charge monarchs to seek peace, unity to attract development
The Catholic Bishop of Awka Diocese, Rev. Paulinus Ezeokafor, has charged monarchs with the need to embrace peace and unity for meaningful development in their domains.
Making the charge in a sermon delivered on the occasion that preceded the coronation of Igwe Chukwuma Anigbogu as Chimereze 1 of Amansea, Awka South Council of Anambra State, Bishop Ezeokafor prayed to God to give the new monarch wisdom to have good understanding and glorious reign.
Similarly, the state governor, Prof. Chukwuma Soludo, asked Igwe Anigbogu to reconcile with aggrieved subjects for lasting peace and positive impact.
Represented by his Deputy, Dr. Onyeaka Ibezim, the governor commended the new monarch for removing obstacles to his being issued a Certificate of Recognition, aimed at empowering him to reconcile aggrieved subjects and be part of the administration’s envisioned solution to make Anambra livable and prosperous.
Contributing, the President General of Amansea, Chris Ughanze, appreciated the government for the certification of the monarch, describing it as a major step towards reconciliation of warring factions.
Ughanze, who wished him a heroic reign to make quality contributions to development, prayed God to give the new monarch humane spirit to seek reconciliation of subjects and move the community to a better and greater height.
Responding, Igwe Anigbogu appreciated the state government for the certification. He also appreciated 115-year oldest indigene, Pa Onyekwelu, for crowning him the Chimereze 1 of Amansea, describing the exercise as a new dawn.
The new monarch, therefore, assured of his determination to mend fences with aggrieved persons in the community for meaningful development.