By Michael Ezenwata
THE process for the selection of a new traditional ruler for the Amawbia community is on course following the conclusion of the burial rites of its late traditional ruler, His Royal Highness, Igwe Chinyelu Nnaemeke Nwora-Molokwu.
A church service to mark his spiritual journey to the great beyond was performed at his Umueze Village with sympathizers from far and near present to grace the occasion.
Among some distinguished visitors that graced the funeral of Igwe Nworah-Molokwu was the traditional ruler of Nibo, His Royal Majesty Eze Michael Chukwuemeka Ngene (Ezeike the fourth).
In his tribute, Eze Ngene eulogized the late traditional ruler for his short but eventful reign and wished him well as he journeys to the great beyond.
Describing the late Igwe as his friend, the royal father commiserated with the Molokwu family and the people of Amawbia on the demise of their traditional ruler.
In a tribute, the President General of the Amawbia Town Union, Godwin Aronu announced that a regency of six months will be administered by the “Oso ji Eze” before a new traditional ruler expected from the Ngene village Amawbia is crowned.
Mr. Aronu expects a hitch-free selection and election of a new traditional ruler given the recent successful youth vanguard and women elections in the community.
The president general described Igwe Molokwu as a unifier and security conscious monarch which are key issues in determining a good leader.
He sympathized with the Molokwu family and urged them to bear the loss with fortitude.
In another tribute, the immediate past Anambra State Head of Service, Mr. Harry Udu eulogized the late traditional ruler for uniting the Amawbia community and for reinvigorating its cultural heritage.