IN IBADAN; OHANAEZE DROPS ROYAL TITLE
During the weekend ,the controversial titles of “His Royal Highness” or “His Royal Majesty” was dropped by the Ohanaeze Ndigbo of Oyo State in the interest of peace and harmony as a mark of honour to the position of Oluban of Ibadanland.
Chief Emma Nzeako; President and Chief Nwanze Okechukwu;Secretary of the body told members of the press that Igbo leadership issues in Ibadan and Oyo State in general have long been settled in favour of the foremost businessman, Dr. Alex Anozie as the head of Igbos in the state since 1997.
Alleging that the position of the Olubadan-In-Council that Ndigbos should drop the royal titles may not be unconnected with the handiwork of their detractors who lost out in the court, the release restated that ‘Anozie has since been democratically chosen as the head of all Indigbos in the state by all the Igbo communities, town unions, and traders associations residing in Ibadan and Oyo state in general.’
Elders of Ohanaeze said it’s a shock to why Dr. Anozie would have to report to Olubadan through the Baale of Ekotedo when in actual fact he was not chosen by only the Igbos resident in Ekotedo but those in the entire Ibadanland and Oyo state in general