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Anambra Community confers highest Chieftaincy title on legal luminary


By Polycarp Ifeanyi, Onitsha

Chief Innocent Onyekwelu Nwanosike Esq, a solicitor of the supreme Court of Nigeria and a senior lawyer based in Onitsha Anambra state and Asaba Delta State was recently conferred honour of Ezennia of Odekpe in Ogbaru LGA, Anambra State.

The prestigious Ezennia title in Odekpe Kingdom was confirred on Chief Nwanosike by the Traditional ruler of Odekpe His Royal Majesty Eze Chuma Onyia the " Okakwu of Odekpe and attracted the presence of numerous busineness Associates, Clients, friends and relations, politicians, Traditional titled holders, legal Practitioners  from Onitsha and Asaba, In-laws, Odekpe community amongst other.

Fielding questions from newsmen, the Celebrant, Chief Innocent Onyekwelu Nwanosike Esq noted that he was overwhelmed and he never knew that his Community would recognize his little commitment towards their development. 

Nwanosike, who is the incumbent president general of the Community explained that he sees whatever he attracted to his Community as a special grace of God not by  his own making.

" Today, the whole of Odekpe Community unanimously decided to honour me Ezennia of Odekpe Kingdom. They said the honour was to reciprocate me for all my services I have rendered in  the Community. To me, a little boy like me I didn't know that my Community sees my efforts as anything but to me, it is not by my own making but by the grace of God we were able to contribute little to the development of my Community. It's a great thing to eulogize God"  Said Ezennia.

The legal luminary hinted that the honour would double his commitments to ensure the betterment of his Community, stating that to whom much is given more is expected adding that the honour would also be  encouragement to him.

He affirmed that Odekpe Community has confident in him due to high level of transparency he operates as their president general, saying " When they brought any kobo, it would be used in a transparent way and I am always accountable to them".

He, however, described Odekpe Kingdom as a peace loving people and urged them to continue promoting peace for the stability and for the progress of their Community.

Commenting, the National Public Relation Officer (PRO) of Odekpe progressive Union, Hon. Austin Iweanyaegbunam Obum fondly Called Akaekpuchi Onwa testified that Chief Innocent Nwanosike remain the best president general of Odekpe since the inception of successive president general in their Community.

He disclosed that Odekpe in diaspora lauds the good work of the president general, Chief Innocent Nwanosike especially how he handled the issue of recent flood menace in Ogbaru LGA, commending his brilliant disposition and prayed God to bless him, give him more wisdom and strength in order to pilot the affairs of their Community.

Similarly, Rev. Fr. Vincent Nwanosike praised God for the Celebrant, describing the Ezennia title as a privilege to him.

The cleric who is a brother to Innocent Nwanosike therefore revealed that his brother never lobbied or requested for the title but the Community decided to honour him as excellent personality which he said his relations even persuaded him to accept the title honour.

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