His Royal Highness Eze (Dr) Joe Udenkwo, the Chief Executive Officer of Udekings Electronics, and the traditional ruler of Isiala Umudi, the entire cabinet chiefs and indigenes of the Umudi community, on Tuesday,1st January, 2019 honoured the two time former member of Imo State House of Assembly, Hon Ugochukwu Nzekwe, with chieftaincy title, “Ugbaka Nagba Na Udummiri”.

The occasion which was chaired by a leading politician and former Commissioner, Chief (Dr) Orikeze Ajumbe, was organized at the Umudi open field, of Dr Hezekiah University with prominent personalities like Barr Nnamdi Anyaehie and a host of others. His Royal Highness, Eze (Dr) Emmanuel Okeke, the immediate past Deputy Chairman, Imo Council of Traditional rulers was the Royal Father of the day.

Speaking at the occasion, the traditional ruler, Dr Jeo Udenkwo, commended Hon Ugochukwu Nzekwe, who is also the Deputy Chairman of All Progressive Congress (APC), Imo state chapter for his achievements as lawmaker and one of the progressive political leaders in Imo. The monarch described Nzekwe as a true patriot of Nkwere, who delights in solving people’s problems, with passion.

In his response, the Owerre Nkwoji born Prince Nzekwe, commended the community for finding him worthy of such unsolicited prestigious recognition. He assured them that such chieftaincy title as the name implies, will spur him to do more. He also appreciated the traditional ruler of the community for his peaceful disposition which has earned the community peace and unity, since he mounted the throne of his fore-fathers.

Prominent among others who spoke during the occasion were Barr Nnamdi Anyaehie, HRH Eze (Dr) Emmanuel Okeke, all of whom commended and congratulated the traditional ruler on his peaceful disposition.

The highlight of the occasion was cultural dance by the women of the community who were in their numbers to add colour to the event. There was also masquerade displays, which thrilled the audience.