After many years of resisting traditional chieftaincy titles from Igbo traditional rulers, the outgong governor of Anambra State, His Excellecy Peter Obi has finally bowed to a compelling pressure and was crowned Okwute Ndigbo – Okwute of Igbo land
His Majesty Obi of Onitsha, Nnaemeka Achebe, The traditional ruler of Onitsha Kingdom bestowed him the crown and was assisted by many South east traditional ruler s including Igwe K. O Orizu of Nnewi, Igwe P. C. Ezenwa of Oba and Igwe Onwuneme of Ikenga.
Many leaders and monarchs that grace the occassion were Attah of Igala, the Chairman, Southeast Council of Traditional rulers, Eze Cletus Ilomuanya, Anambra Governor elect, Chief Willie Obiano , his deputy, Dr. Nkem Okeke, Chief Victor Umeh and many other dignatries.
Prince Chinedu Idigo, former governorship aspirant in Anambra State was the Chairman of the planning committee, who praised Obi richfully for his achievement and humility.
Speaking on behalf of South East traditional rulers , Obi of Onitsha, Nnaemeka Achebe thanked the out-going governor for his affirmative consistence and eight years of enriching the Anambra State with multiple achievements. He said that anticipation of Governor Obi into the office of presidency is a worthwhile and valid.
Governor Obi was appreciative of the title and called for a better Igbo land and Nigeria for all. His wife Margaret Obi was also decorated with the title of Ona Chinyelu diya .