Kanu Okoro, Prince The Arochukwu kingdom’s grand prince, Kanu Oji, has downplayed the issue surrounding His Royal Majesty, Eze Eberechukwu Oji,’s succession to the Eze Aro throne.
According to reports, HRM Eberechukwu Oji, who is in charge of presenting a new Eze to Arochukwu, recently emerged as Eze Aro via the customary, established procedure of the Arochukwu royal dynasty of Okennachi. Later in December of this year, he is scheduled to be crowned.
Some have said that because his father is still living, he shouldn’t be permitted to take the throne.
However, Prince Kanu called the suggestions that Eze Aro’s father must have passed away before he takes the kingdom absurd in a press release.
Earlier, Oji told reporters at the Palace of Eze Aro in Arochukwu, Abia State, that these hints were the result of ignorance.
“Even Arochukwu’s founder permitted his own son to be the Eze in the past,” he recounted.
He questioned, “What makes him disqualified? ” in response to the assertions that Eze Eberechukwu Oji shouldn’t take the kingdom because his father is still alive. Is this what’s occurring for the first time?
“Our original ancestor, Nnachi, did not control Arochukwu when he came from this kingdom. However, he was still living under Oke Nnachi’s rule. Arochukwu was founded by him. Therefore, it’s not a first.
Then, if you visit Amukwa in recent history, you will see that a guy gave it to his son when it was his turn. His son ruled while he was still living.
That individual was in charge prior to the current Eze Ogo of Amukwa.
“A son can go if his father gives his permission to take his place. The rights of Mazi Oji Kanu as Okwara Ezi and Ochie Ochie Ime Ezi are the only issue we are discussing here.
Again, going to the bible, for those of us who are Christians, David was a king. He had elder siblings and the father Jesse. The Ooni of Ife, his father, is alive. The Olu of Warri, the father is alive.
“So, what are we talking about? Even Eze Ibom Isii that is trying to make a case here, his father is alive, because his elder brother acts as his father, and he is alive. His name is Isaac, and he acts as his father.”