The Executive Vice Chairman of Olamaboro local government area of Kogi state, Hon. Blessing Aishat Ekele has congratulated His Royal Majesty, Mathew Alaji Opaluwa Oguche Akpa, for the successful completion of all the rites associated with the stool of his ancestors and installation as the new Ata Igala by Governor Yahaya Bello.
In a statement made available to journalists in Lokoja on Saturday, Hon. Ekele stated that the epoch making installation ceremony of His Royal Majesty as the new Ata Igala in Idah on Friday is a watershed in the history of Igala nation.
She said the coming of Aju AmeAcho ruling family on the ancestral stool of Igala nation will enhance fairness, firmness and fruitfulness in the kingdom.
“Our joy knew no bounds. Our eyes shed tears of joy. Fears left our heart of hearts. Confidence returned. Light of security, hope, development and sense of belonging filled the cloud of Igala nation”, said Hon. Ekele while thanking God and ancestors of Igala nation for making the event possible in Igala Kingdom.
She prayed for wisdom and wished the new Ata Igala a successful reign in the kingdom.
Equally, Hon. Ekele congratulated Chief Onuche Shaibu, the Ojibo Igah, who received staff of office on Saturday in Lokoja from Governor Yahaya Bello.
The traditional stool was graded to 2nd class status to fulfil the yearning of the Igah community in Olamaboro council since 200 years ago.
She said the presentation of staff of office to Igah community graded monarch has made her a fulfilled person.
“Today, our collective prayers have been answered in our time. To God be the glory,” she said.
She prayed to God to imbue the monarch the needed wisdom to carry out his duty in the community, even as she wished him a peaceful reign on the stool.
Magajia1, as she is fondly called by her teaming admirers, thanked Governor Yahaya Bello, his Deputy, Chief Edward Onoja, Dr Ayoade Folashade, the secretary to the state government, Pharmacist Jamiu Abdulkareem Asuku, Chief of Staff to state governor, including Rt. Hon. Mathew Kolawole, and all Assembly members, Barrister Salami Ozigi Deedat, Commissioner for local government and chieftaincy affairs for standing by the Igala community.
Also, she thanked the chairman of Olamaboro council, Hon. Friday Adejo Nicodemus, Eje Olamaboro, Chief Mattew Ujah (Agaagu), the Ochai Ejeh, Olamaboro (Kpaaleko), Mallam Mohammed Kabir Usman and Igah Progressive Association (IPA), Comrade, Chief Godwin Gowon Ekele and his team and host of others for their roles.