May 24, 2024

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Ukomu Igala laud the appointment of new Attah Igala

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By Daniel Agada, Jos

Ukomu Igala organisatoon has applauded the appointment of a substantive Attah Igala in the person of Prince Matthew Alhaji Opaluwa.

Ukomu Igala organization which is the apex Voice of Igala Kingdom said the appointment announced by the Kogi State governor Alhaji Yahaya Adoza Bello signify a new dawn in Igala kingdom.

In a statement signed by the National Leader David Abutu and National Secretary Dr. Sabastine Abu Seidu and made available to newsmen in Jos this morning, the sociocultural organization said the appointment has lifted the spirit of Igala sons and daughters at home and diaspora and bring the kingdom to life again.

The stool of Attah Igala became vacant since 2020 as a result of the demise of His Royal Highness late Michael Idakwo Ane-Oboni II who according to Igala culture and traditions went on hunting and will returned only when a replacement is found.

With the appointment of Prince Opaluwa, Attah Igala has returned from hunting to the delight of Igala people.

The statement noted with delight the seriousness the kingmakers, the Igala Traditional Council and the Kogi state government attached to the processes that culminated to the choice of Prince Opaluwa as well as the importance and significance the stakeholders accorded the highly Reverend stool of Attah Igala in Kogi State and in the entire middle belt and Nigeria at large.

UIO expresses its gratitude to His Excellency Governor Yahaya Bello for his regard for the vacant throne and for resisting to politicise the selection processes, a posture that showcase the governor as a defender and promoter of traditional institutions in the state

According to UIO, the selection processes, though lingered due to vested interest from the various linage and heirs to the throne, the outcome of the processes has produced one of the best candidates from the contestants.

The organisation therefore congratulates the new Attah Igala designate Prince Opaluwa on his well-deserved appointment adding that Igala kingdom needs a person of his comportment, exposure, clout and experience on the royal throne of his ancestors, at this point in time.

It urges the Ata Igala-designate to ensure that all contending forces to the throne are reconciled in the interest of peace and progress of Igala kingdom.

Ukomu Igala expresses optimism that the selection of Prince Opaluwa would speed up the process of peace, unity, reconciliation and progress of Igala land.

It urges those that may have been aggrieved among the royal bloodline to sheath their swords and work towards a successful coronation of the new Ata Igala.

UIO calls on all Igala sons and daughters all over the world to ensure that all hands are on deck for an eventful coronation and peaceful reign of the new royal father.

The Apex Voice of Igala Kingdom urges the state government and all those responsible for the coronation to start the process without delay.

It assures the Ata Igala designate of full and undiluted support, at all times, in the interest of the progress of Igala land.

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