It was indeed a joyful and remarkable day at Umunede royal house and entire Kingdom, as His Royal Majesty, Dr. Ezeagwu Ezewali (JP) was sworn in as a member of Delta State traditional Rulers Council on Thursday, 24th May, 2012 at the State Traditional Rulers Council Secretariat at Asaba.
However, such honour done to the Obi was described by the people of Umunede as first of its kind as they appreciated the Delta State Governor, Dr. Emmanuel Uduaghan and his deputy, Prof Amos Utuamah for finding their Obi worthy to be a member of the council.
On his part, H.R.M Dr. Ezeagwu Ezenwali I (JP) Agadagidi, the Obi of Umunede Kingdom expressed gratitude to God Almighty for the successful swearing in ceremony. He also thanked the Governor and deputy for recognizing Umunede Kingdom, saying that the people are in His of his leadership.
Obi Agadagidi noted that Umunede will continue to move to the next level in terms of achievement, as he prayed God to grant them their heart desire, while appreciating the queen for her support towards developing the kingdom, he also thanked the Umunede Divisional Police Officer, SP. AU. Dike for the maintainace of peace and order in the land. He noted that Umunede community is like Oliver Twist that will never; stop asking for more as he pleaded to the state government to come to their rescue in terms of infractures.
Speaking in the same Vein, Chief S. E. Nwaokeye, President General, Umunede Progressive Union, Chief M. O. Ajabor, Chairman, Umunede traditional council, Chief A. O. Onyeagwu, Chief Benson Iyamah and Chief C. C. Eluehike said that, the recognition of the Obi of Umunede by the Delta State Government and its traditional rulers council is a good thing that has brought happy moment to the Umunede people. While congratulating the Obi, they prayed God to grant him good health and wisdom to represent the community well.