By Collins Dupson, 23 November, 2023

The glamour and glitz displayed at the 10th Anniversary of the Eze Ndigbo of Ondo State, Sir Gregory Ileohika will for a long time remains talk of the town; though, a little skirmishes on the D-Day of the anniversary but despite that, it was a colourful ceremony.

Roll called were endless as Eze Ndigbos’ from far and near were all in attendance to rejoice with the People’s Choice.

Sir Gregory Ileohika was elected ten years ago by popular votes. All the Ezes across the 18 local governments, Eze Ndigbo from other states, President of Ohaneze Ndigbo in Ondo State, Leaders and Elders of Ndigbo in Ondo State, chairmen of Ohaneze from all the local government among others decked in their best attires to celebrate their leader.

Speaking, the Chairman of the occasion, High Chief Anthony Ojukwu said the mammoth crowd that graced the anniversary celebration has signified the great love all the Ndigbo residing in Ondo have for Igwe Ileohika.

He told all Igbos” that Eze Ndigbo is working tirelessly in ensuring Igbos in the state live peacefully and more united as one happy family.

While chatting with PATH, Sir Gregory Ileohika appreciates God for sparing his life and for a successful outing, saying despite challenges, God overcome. ” I say thank you to all Igbos residing in Ondo State for their love, support and commitment”.

In his words, ” I was duly elected by my people to lead them. Nobody picks leader for igbos, we do it ourselves. To the aggrieved, may God give them spirit of repentance”.

The Eze Ndigbo said he will continue to show love to all his subjects, asking them to alaways live in love, peace and be their brother’s keeper.

He also thanked the governor, Arakunrin Oluwarotimi Akeredolu for display of maturity in handling issues relating to Ndigbo in Ondo State, assuring the governor of total submission to peaceful disposition in the state. “Mr Governor, Igbos are peace loving people; we shall continue to be law abiding residents of the state”.

Lady Florence Ileohika, the Uge-Eze Ndigbo who could not hide her joy congratulates all Igbos for being part of the celebration.

She said aside the 10th anniversary of Eze Ndigbo, she was also celebrating 10th anniversary of her Uge-Eze Foundation, a foundation that take care of the widows and less privileged in the society. Among the items shared to the widows were cloths, groundnut oil, bag of rice, salt and spices.

She charged Igbo women to be law abiding and always support their husbands.

There were lots to eat and drink as every guest have fun. Masquerades, musician were on ground to entertain the guests at the play ground of St Dominic’s Grammar School, Akure.

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