Liberian president chieftaincy title desecrates Igbo culture —Ilomuanya

by AljazirahNigeria | November 14, 2017 4:16 am

The embattled traditional ruler of Obinugwu in Orlu Local Government area of Imo State, HRH Eze Cletus Ilomuanya, has condemned what he called “the continuous desecration of Igbo culture, customs and values by the state government.”

Contending that the rate of “desecration” was alarming, Ilomuanya urged royal fathers in Igboland and Ohaneze Ndi Igbo to completely condemn such.

“The continuous abomination and debasement of Igbo culture with impunity in Imo State is becoming very alarming,” Ilomuanya said, in reaction to the recent conferment of Adadioranma of Imo State title on the Liberian President, Mrs. Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf, by the state’s traditional rulers.

In particular, he condemned the time the title was conferred, saying, “It is an aberration in Igbo culture to confer chieftaincy title at about 11 at night. It is never done. Only initiations into clandestine or cult groups are done at that time of the night.”

A few weeks back, it was Jacob Zuma and recently, it’s the Liberian woman. Who even chose the bogus titles of Ochi Agha of Imo State and Adadioranma of Imo State (Zuma and Johnson-Sirleaf respectively) to be conferred on them?

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