It was clear that some people are passionate about their culture and traditions, and are ready to checkmate those who attempt to usurp those traditional titles.
At the plenary yesterday, it was the turn of a lady delegate from South east to comment on the inaugural speech of the president.
While introducing herself, the lady said she is a former “local government chairman aspirant” and Ugo-eze (wife of a king.” She finished her presentation and sat down.
Immediately after she sat, a traditional ruler from the South east who was sitting at the front row reserved for elder statesmen, raised a point of order.
The monarch said his order was as a result of the presentation (impersonation?) of the last speaker. He took his time to explain that “you can’t be an Ugo-eze if you are not married to a king.”
The king added one cannot claim lesser titles just for the benefit of the camera. He said “you can only be a Lolo if you are married to a titled chief.”
The lady didn’t make any effort to counter the monarch. She was seen being “consoled” by a fellow lady delegate when the plenary went for lunch.