Mbu-Akpoti autonomous community in Isi-Uzo Local Government Area of Enugu State have stormed their ancient land of birth to elect a new traditional ruler for their community.
This election of a new king was necessitated after the ancient community of Mbu-Akpoti was made autonomous by the Enugu State Government recently.
Sequel to this long anticipated development, sons and daughters of the community have been returning home to participate in the royal electoral event.
Our correspondent who visited the community observed that social and commercial activities of the town have been thriving tremendously as indigenes patronised traders and service providers.
The visitations also afforded relations who had seen themselves for a long time, to reunite amid pomp and pageantry.
Checks conducted by Eastern Reporters revealed that indigenes traveled in from all parts of the country while few visited from outside the country.
All efforts are on top gear for the Igweship election slated to hold on Tuesday, September 3, 2019 at the premises of the community school.
There are two illustrious ‘sons of the soil’ who are contesting the royal stool of Mbu-Akpoti autonomous community.
The contestants are Chief Anselem U. onah, popular known as Onwa Mbu. He is of the Okigbura Eze clan.
The second contestant is Chief Sunday U. Agbo, popular known as Ochiagha. He is of the Ugwokenohe clan.