Oldest living woman (Isi Ada) in Onicha-Okpe, Ubulu Uku in Aniocha South LGA of Delta, Chief (Mrs) Angelina Awunor, has advised Ubulu-Uu Youths to emulate the noble life of the newly installed Okpala Onicha-Okpe, Elder Emmanuel Okolie Okonkwor Odiwe. 

Elder Okonkwor was on 24th July conferred with the “Ichi Ebo” title at Onicha Okpe in Ubulu-Uku.

The conferment, positions Diokpa Okonkwor as the Okpala Umunna of Onicha Okpe people, that is the oldest living man in the community.

Speaking at the colourful ceremony, Chief (Mrs) Awunor congratulated Elder Okonkwor, stressing that it was an honour well deserved. 

Commending Onicha-Okpe people for their massive turnout, Mrs Awunor stated that the installation of Diokpa is a right step in the right direction.

According to Mrs Awunor, Okonkwor has reached that stage and is fully qualified for the Okpala, physically, spiritually and in all ramifications.

The “Isi Ada” pointed out that, it is only those whose hands are clean are able to attain such age and position in their lifetime.

She therefore, advised young people to keep their hands clean so that they can last long and eat the fruit of their labour.

Recounting her youthful years with Elder Okonkwor, Mrs Awunor said “the man we are celebrating today is a very good man. We grew up together and our upbringing was hinged on truth, trust and honesty. From childhood, he has been very promising and I am not surprised that he has achieved this ripe age with a lot of good things to show in his life”.

“I urge the youths to emulate the life of Elder Okonkwor”, she added.

Meanwhile, leading community online platform, Ubulu Ezemu has also congratulated Diokpa Okonkwor on the occasion of his 92 birthday and also his installation as Okpala (Ichi Ebo) Ndi Onicha Okpe Community in Aniocha South LGA of Delta State. 

The colourful event which took place at Onicha Okpe on the 24th July, 2021 attracted the high and the mighty in the society. 
The conferment, positions Diokpa Okonkwor as the Okpala Umunna of Onicha Okpe people. 

His new office is derived from the ritual importance of his ownership of a sacred object, known as ofo. 

The Ofo is a particular type of staff that is carried by selected community elders/leaders in Anioma land. It signifies authority, the right to command, legal administrative powers, and/or the conferment of leadership and power bestowed by the gods.

The occasion was rounded off with Thanksgiving Service at St Marks Anglican Church on Sunday, 25th, July, 2021.
VIPs who attended the event include clergymen, business leaders, youth leaders, community leaders among whom were the Isi Ada Onicha Okpe, Chief (Mrs) Angelina Awunor, Chief Mordi Ojubi, Elder John Usifo amongst other personalities.

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