Ubulu-Uku installs new king September 5
Seven months after the gruesome murder of the traditional ruler of Ubulu-Uku kingdom in Aniocha South Local Council of Delta State, His Royal Highness, Obi Edward Akaeze Ofulue III by suspected herdsmen, his son, Noah Chukwuka Akaeze I, will be crowned on September 5, 2016 to ascend the throne of his fathers.
The ceremony which holds at the royal palace, Ubulu-Uku will be presided over by the governor of Delta State, Dr. Ifeanyi Arthur Okowa, who will present the staff of office to the new king, according to a letter from Government House, Asaba.
This followed the conclusion of traditional and official processes for the crowning of, Obi Akaeze I who is 18 years old.
The Delta State government had earlier issued a letter of formal recognition to the new king on the recommendation of Ubulu-Uku Council of Chiefs, the Council of Traditional Rulers of Aniocha South Local Government Area and the Chairman of the Local Council.
According to a press statement issued by the secretary to the Ubulu-Uku Royal Palace and Obi-in-Council, Joe Obazei, the official coronation of Obi Akaeze I was delayed due to the manner of the passage of Obi Ofulue III after he was kidnapped.
He stated since the anxiety and tension created by the murder had having died down, it was time for Ubulu-Uku to move on.
He said all sons and daughters of Ubulu-Uku at home and in the diaspora are expected at the September 5 ceremony, a homecoming and to rally round the new king.
Chief Obazei thanked all Ubulu-Uku chiefs, sons and daughters for presenting a unified front in those trying times occasioned by Obi Ofulue III’s abduction and death.
He also thanked Governor Okowa, for his support to Ubulu-Uku Kingdom since the report of the kidnapping of the late Obi.