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OGURUBE 4 OF IBEKU
His Royal Highness
EZE Samuel Iheonu Onuoha
THE FIRST LADY OF
IBEKU EGWU ASAA
This is the Ogurube of Ibeke Egwu Asaa. This is the Eze Gburu gburu n'ile of Ibeku Nation. He is the one Ibeku Nation looks up to for representation and guidance. This is the highest title a son of ibeku can attain. This title is for life.His wife has the title UGOEZE. He is from the clan of Isieke Ibeku.
Every clan within ibeku has its own Eze but there is only one OGURUBE for the whole Ibeku. The OGURUBE IBEKU is from Iseke and Isieke still has thier own Eze as reflected in the below listings
The seven sub-clans (Egwu Asaa) are a kind of regional outgrowths of the seven sons of the paterfamilias, the legendary Ibeku Ugwu Ogurube, i.e, Ibeku the Great, son of Ogurube.
Each of these Egwu Asaa has its Eze. The regional Ndi Eze are titled each after the Egwu as follows:-
(i) Attah of Afarata;
(ii) Ede of Emede ;
(iii) Eke of Isieke;
(iv) Egwu-Ukwu of Afaraukwu;
(v) Ofo of Amaoforo
(vi) Otuka of Ndume
(vii) Udi of Ossah.
There have been recent creations by the present Abia State Gorvernor that allowed more Ndi Eze from all Agwu Assa.The elevations to "Eze " of various regional heads are to head the newly created autonomous communities within each Egwu. For example.there are three autonomous communities out of AFARA UKWU [<--click] namely :Isi-Ama,Okwulaga, Ohokobe na Umuokeiyi each with its Eze now. These new creations have not affected the structure of Egwu Asaa.
With time, we will be listing all the autonomous groups.