Abia Community Where Foreign In-laws Are Celebrated
By our reporter
The traditional rulers of Oboro clan in Ikwuano L.G.A, of Abia State has conferred chieftaincy titles on their foreign sons in-laws as a result of their humility, kindness, love and passion for Igbo language, culture and tradit
Speaking in his Eze Onyeoruru palace at Ajatanigu autonomous community during the ceremony, the Chairman Oboro traditional rulers council, King Larry Ogbonnaya Agwu said the traditional rulers saw in their son in-laws, Mr. Quadri Ahmed Omobolanle and Mr. Thorsten Sprank some extraordinary behaviour, which warranted the approval for the chieftaincy installation.
Eze Agwu lauded Oboro daughters for the bold steps they took to marry husbands from different cultural background and assured their son in-laws of the support and prayers of the Oboro people.
The traditional ruler said, apart from providing a richer cultural experience for the next generation, cross marriage will capacitate the learning of new languages which will evoke a sense of closeness and intimacy between couples.
Speaking also, the traditional rulers of Umudike autonomous community, Eze Joe Anyaegbu; Eze Ben Oriaku from Umudikeukwu autonomous community; President General of Ahuwa-Oboro autonomous community, Engr. James Nnadozie Uchegbuo, Mazi Okosisi Harbor and the Electoral Committee Chairman, Oboro Clan Welfare Association, Sir Francis Ezenwa lauded their son in-laws for visiting their in-laws even in the midst of insecurity and promised to show them more love and blessings, having observed also the strong bond existing between them and their daughters.
Responding after the chieftaincy installation, their son in-laws, Chief Thorsten Sprank from Germany and Chief Quadri Ahmed Omobolanle from the Yoruba land reeled out some of their humanitarian outreaches to the clan which include purchasing and donating football jerseys to the local footballers and promised to do more for their Oboro in-laws.
They appreciated the traditional rulers for the honour bestowed upon them and promised a long lasting union among them, as according to them, “in-laws are brothers to the family and society you marry from”.