Enugu: Ishi Ozalla In Nkanu West LGA Gets New Traditional Ruler After Ten Years Debacle
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A new traditional ruler has emerged in Isi Ozalla, Nkanu West Local Government Area after ten years of internal rancor and dispute in the autonomous community in Enugu.
A Nollywood top Movie Producer and an illustrious entertainer, Don Silvester Nweke was crowned as the traditional ruler of the community by the people after several attempts to constitute the traditional institution for the last ten years.
Speaking to Journalists after his coloration, Don Sylvester Nweke is now known and addressed as the “Ishi One of Ishi Ozalla, Traditional Ruler of Ishi Ozolla, His Royal Highness, Igwe Silvester Nweke said his background and business experience have propelled and positioned him to lead the community.
“I am a businessman. I am doing well in business. You can see I am not ascending the throne so I can begin to take away from my people or to start reaping from the throne, he said”
“My people called me to serve them and I can not say no because I will feel fulfilled when I render unalloyed services to my people, he said”
Igwe Silvester Nweke added that parts of the reasons he accepted serve his community include making sure that everybody lives in peace, stands for justice in everything, and glorifies the name of God in their community.
He regretted that since the last traditional ruler of Ishi Ozalla, Late Igwe Frank Nweke died ten years ago Ishi Ozalla as an autonomous community has been sidelined in the scheme of things as well as benefits associated with the throne of a traditional ruler in Enugu State.
He revealed that it is only people like him or the well-spirited indigene of Ishi Ozalla that started to invest in their community, help the people, and build few social amenities. He added that he was able to construct mini stadium, provide access to water through boreholes and public toilets for the people.
Meanwhile the president General of Ishi Ozalla, Hon. Uzochukwu Christian while commending the choice of Don Sylvester Nweke as their traditional ruler said that the community perceives the entertainment mogul as a man with an independent mind, a philanthropist, and a rallying point for all Ishi Ozalla people.
Hon. Uzochukwu stated that while there are efforts by some people to keep promoting discord in Ishi ozalla by some enemies of the people within, the majority of their people are in support of Don Sylvester Nweke as their choice simply because of his character, humane and philanthropic nature.
Our correspondent report that display of cultural dances was featured during correlation of the new traditional ruler of Ishi Ozalla, and the exercises witnessed by many prominent sons of the community.