Press Release

The Deji and the paramount Ruler of Akure Kingdom, Oba Ogunlade Aladetoyinbo Aladelusi, Odundun II has given a month notice to the erstwhile acclaimed EZE NDIGBO in Akure, Mr. Gregory Ilohehika to consider accepting the title of “Igbo Leader” or “Onyedu Ndigbo” as against the proscribed tittle of Eze Ndigbo.

This followed the plea from eminent Nigerians within and outside the state who had appealed to His Majesty to forgive the erring leader. A letter to this effect has been handed over to Mr. Gregory Ilohehika

It should be noted that this is the new approved traditional title for any Igbo Leader within Akure and its environ.

However, a month notice has been communicated to Mr. Gregory Ilohehika to accept this in good fate taking effect from the 1st of February, 2016.

Based on the amendment, Mr. Gregory has been advised to apply in writing for this new title if he is still interested.
Failure to comply with this directive shall amount to rejection of the new title.

In view of the possible rejection of the new title, the Igbo community shall produce another Leader from among at the expiration of the ultimatum.

His Majesty remains committed to ensuring peaceful and harmonious relationship with the Igbo community and all other non-indigenes in Akure Kingdom.

Adeyeye Micahel
CPS, Deji of Akure Kingdom