Prince Eberechukwu Oji, a pastor of the Redeem Church of God (RCCG), has emerged as the Eze Aro of the Arochukwu ancient kingdom, All Nigeria Latest News report.
The Eze Aro holds a revered position among the traditional stools in Igbo land due to its significance to the Aro kingdom and its historical importance to the Igbo race.
The Eze Aro designate, is a member of the lineage that produces the Eze Arochukwu royal family.
Pastor Oji is also a notable businessman in the oil and gas sector of the country.
All Nigeria Latest News gathered that the Cleric emerged as the Eze Aro designate after a thorough screening by the Okennachi kindred and a screening committee found him most suitable for the position which has remained a vacuum after the death of his uncle and immediate past Eze Aro, Mazi Vincent Ogbonnaya Okoro, CFR who died in 2021, after 25 years reign on the throne.
All Nigeria Latest News report that the late Eze Aro before ascending the throne, was trained in the United Kingdom as a Medical Laboratory Scientist and later became the pioneer head of the Department of Laboratory Technology at the University of Nigeria Teaching Hospital, Enugu and later retired as the Chief Medical Laboratory Scientist at the UNN in 1988 when the call to serve his community came.
It was learnt that since 2021 when the former Eze Aro died, the royal family has been searching for and screening members of the royal family before they later settled for Pastor Oji and his cousin, Mazi Godwin Kanu Idei.
The screening committee was said to have later settled for Pastor Oji after a long and rigorous process.
It was gathered that the community which has been without a king has fixed December 26 for the coronation and public presentation of the 50-year-old Eze Aro designate to members of the public.
Recall that the newly installed Monarch of the Ogbomoso Kingdom is also a Pastor of RCCG.