Appointment of Ejeh Ankpa: Gov Bello is Fair, Impartial – Adaji Itodo Akpa Ruling Clan

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The Adaji Itodo Akpa Ruling Clan and the Ejeh-Ankpa Royal Family notes with profound excitement, the recent announcement of the appointment of Prince Abubakar Sadiq Ahmadu Yakubu, a scion of the Ejeh-Ankpa Royal Family, as the new successor to the Ejeh-Ankpa throne.

The Royal family therefore expresses its warm appreciation and heartfelt gratitude to the Executive Governor of Kogi State, Alhaji Yahaya Adoza Bello for this significant decision which ensures the filling of the vacant position of Ejeh-Ankpa appropriately.

The Royal Family commends the great ability of His Excellency, Alhaji Yahaya Adoza Bello in arriving at this significantly fair and impartial decision despite the differences in opinions which, indeed, prolonged the conclusion of the process. His Excellency, Governor Yahaya Bello has, by this singular act, sent a strong political message across about his high sense of deliberation, firmness, and justice in matters of state. The wisdom and integrity demonstrated by the Governor is not only very rare among leaders but also a great source of pride and reassurance.

The level of commitment and engagement which featured the process has been remarkable, and we wish to extend our heartfelt appreciation for the valuable contributions that have led to the emergence of Prince Abubakar Sadiq Ahmadu Yakubu as the 4th Ejeh-Ankpa designate.

In this regard, our deep personal appreciations go to the Deputy Governor of Kogi State, H.E. Chief Edward Onoja, the Senator representing Kogi East, Senator Jibrin Isah, the National Assembly House Member Representing Ankpa Federal Constituency, Hon Ali Abdullahi Ibrahim (Hon. Halims), the Deputy Speaker and Kogi State House Assembly Member representing Ankpa 1 Constituency, Rt Hon Ahmed Muhammed and Kogi State House Assembly Member representing Ankpa 2 Constituency, Hon Alfa Momoh Rabiu, the incumbent Chairman of Ankpa LGA, Alhaji Ibrahim Abagwu, Hon Commissioner, Ministry of Youth and Sports Development, members of Kogi State Councils of Chiefs, the the Abah Royal Clan of Onu-Ankpa Ruling House, the general public of Ankpa LGA and other stakeholders for this remarkable outcome.

The people, they say, make a place. This has been amply demonstrated by the resilience, determination and goodwill of the good people of Ankpa Kingdom during what has been a very trying period as we all waited patiently and with self-restraint over the past five (5) years for the emergence of 4th Ejeh-Ankpa. We glorify Allah Subhanahu Wa Ta’ala, the only One Who exalts and abases as He pleases. Further, we wish to congratulate all of us for being able to witness the development as it unfolded. The emergence of the young Prince as the 4th Ejeh-Ankpa. Designate provides opportunity for hope and optimism; and while we greatly admire and applaud your support and love for the Royal family over time, it is our earnest hope that you will continue to remain at the forefront as we move towards a new phase of our socio-cultural trajectory.

The Ejeh-Ankpa Royal Family has not lost sight of the fact that some of the people had and will have differences of opinions, but we trust that we will continue to work together for the greater good of our kingdom. Basically, the many and diverse interests that trailed the process accentuates the popularity, grandeur and uniqueness of the Ejeh-Ankpa throne. The situation has not only heightened the expectations on the new king as a unifying figure but moreso as an agent of our social balance. The people are for the king as the king is for the people! Thus, every one of us has a key role to play. Accordingly, we request each and all to show solidarity and to support the new king in ensuring that he leads by demonstrating fairness, empathy, respect and impartiality as did his forebears.

We extend to you all our warmest good wishes and esteemed regards as we embark on a new social journey with HRH, Alhaji Abubakar Sadiq Ahmadu Yakubu as the 4th Ejeh-Ankpa, inshaa’ Allah.

Alhaji AbdulRahman Aboki Mustapha
National President,
Yakubu Adaji Memorial Descendants’ Union (YAMDU)

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