Igwe Alex Edozieuno of Mkpunando Aguleri in Anambra East local government area, who was among those traditional rulers suspended in Anambra State, has finally been dethroned and a new monarch, Igwe Johnson Onyeaka- Mbanefo, crowned for the community.
The ceremony for the installation of the new traditional ruler took place at the Ukwuana -Isiokwe square, Mkpunando Aguleri amidst celebration and was witnessed by titled men, the ruling council, the various age-grades, women and youths of the community.
The information gathered indicated that the community’s four quarters namely, Ugwuoba, Umuagu na Obeke, Ivite Enu and Igboezunu unanimously agreed to install a new king.
Ichie Melionwu Udalor, the oldest man in the community, expressed gladness that a leader whom God sent to them had come to stay and prayed their ancestors to give the new traditional ruler more wisdom throughout his reign.
In his reaction, the traditional prime minister of the community, Ichie Augustine Akwobi, said that having gone against the state government, the dethroned traditional ruler was adjudged to have also gone against the gods of the land and the entire Mkpunando, hence their decision to select Onyaka Mbanefo who, according to him, had distinguished himself in various aspects in the community.