Ado Local Government Executive Chairman, James Oche has earned the Chieftaincy title of “Obata Obua 1 of Ezza Ezekunna” of Benue State given to him yesterday by the Ezza, Igbo speaking people of Ado Local Government of Benue State.
The title which means, “he stepped in and it stopped” is an indication that the Chairman abolished all forms of marginalization and injustices allegedly perpetuated against them. This we understand is inclusive of issuance of certificate of state origin, appointments into local government administration and the enhancement of the general welfare of the people which have heightened since Oche became Chairman. Senator representing Benue South Senatorial District, Comr. Abba Moro was honoured with the title of “Akpoaza 1 of Benue South Senatorial District” meaning “he answers whenever he is called” which is in recognition of his outstanding leadership performance and for being, in history, the first Senator to visit the Ezza people.
The Senator who endured over 10 kilometers ride on a motorcycle to reach Ezza land was celebrated in dramatic style and also expressed his resolve to remain committed and supportive of the people who, according to him were bonafide members of his constituency. The President of the Idoma International Carnival, Prince Edwin Ochai was honoured as the “Ochudo 1” meaning peace maker, in recognition of his advocacy for a peaceful and egalitarian Benue South. Reacting to the honour, James Oche has described same as uncommon, heartwarming and inspiring and said it would spur him to greater action.
The Chairman appreciated the humility and passion of Sen. Moro and said same is a reflection of his commitment to leadership. He hailed Prince Ochai for his efforts to bettering the lives of the people. Other persons who were given chieftaincy titles include but are not limited to; Hon. Mrs Agnes Uloko as Nneoma Nduezza Benue, the Executive Chairman of Oju, Hon. Clement Onaa as Enyi Ezza 1 (1st Friend of Ezza) among others.