Ogwashi Uku royal family carpets Patrick Okonjo, rallies behind new monarch

By Valentine Amanze

The Umu Obi Obahai Royal Family, Ogwashi Uku, Delta State, has dissociated itself from any statement by one Patrick Okonjo.
The family also disclosed that it has chosen Obi Ifechukwude Okonjo as the new monarch.
It stated that Patrick was never mandated to speak for the royal family.
In statement by Prince Okolobi Nkemjika Lawrence, the Ozoma Ogwashi Uku, and Prince Emmanuel Nwokolie Ohei, the acting Diokpa, Umu Obi Obahai Royal Family, the family described Patrick as a renegade and serial petition writer.
It stated: “Patrick Okonjo does not speak for the family; he speaks only for himself as he has always done.
“We urge our people, the public, media and all stakeholders to ignore the reckless comments of Patrick.
“He has been issuing such frivolous statements and filing frivolous court cases in pursuit of his selfish interest for over a decade.”
It pointed out that the family was united in its decision, which produced Obi Ifechukwude Okonjo, stressing that the decision had been endorsed by the Kingmakers and Ikelike.
“The successful installation and the joy of the people last Friday confirm that our people are happy with the decision.
“The new Obi is rounding up the rest of the traditional processes and is set to begin his reign.
“We thank God for making the process smooth and we also ask Ogwashians to pray for the progress and development of our great people,” the family stated.

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