It was a great day at Alor Kingdom in Idemili South L.G.A of Anambra State of Nigeria as His Royal Majesty Ezenwa James Ukatu the Ezeofor VII of Alor performed the Ikpo ji ceremony few days ago being the 1st Nkwor market day after the end of the month of July. Acording to the tradition, the first yam from his farm is used for the Ikpo ji ceremony and his iri ji ofu with his own umunna (kindred) after which any other citizens can now eat and sell new yams and crops..
Alor is made up of different villages but the head village is Isigwu, the Isigwu kindred of Umuoshi village in Alor produces the Ezeofor who is always the eldest man of Isigwu. Ezeofor is the traditional Prime Minister, he is the custodian of the Ofor Alor.
Ezeofor is a wise and highly respected Royalty as everything about the customs,traditions and norms of the Kingdom is under his domain. In other words, he is the custodian of the Alor traditions, customary laws and rules.
His Royal Majesty Ezenwa James Ukatu would be a century old by the end of this year. He was born on the 27th December 1918. During his youthful years, he was a very successful business man, a gentle man of intergrity. Ezeofor VII of Alor has a large happy, united, loving and God fearing family. He has 6 children,6 sons/daughters-in-law, 25 grand children and 6 great grand children. .
It is not surprising that the whole Alor indigenes are warming up to celebrate the 100th birthday of their most loved traditional Prime Minister, His Royal Majesty Ezenwa James Ukatu. My husband Chief Engr Ignacio Campo,the Eziafakaego 1 of Awka Kingdom and I, Her Excellency Chief Princess Mrs Nwanne Campo, the Osodieme 1 of Awka Kingdom of Anambra State and the Adaeze of Ukehe Kingdom in Enugu State were blessed to have travelled from our base in Spain to join the rest of the guests to celebrate the 99th birthday of His Majesty last year. We wish him lots of happiness as he celebrates his centenary birthday...
Long live His Majesty Ezenwa James Ukatu!!! Long live Ezeofor Alor!! Long live the Alor Kingdom!!