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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.

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