As entries for the 2014 edition of the Gulder Ultimate Search (GUS) themed ‘The Mission’ pour in on the online registration portal, the traditional rulers in Aguleri Kingdoms in Anambra State, the host community for the 11th edition of the Ultimate Search have welcomed the gesture extended to their community and equally pledged their unalloyed support.
The Royal Fathers expressed their joy and support for the Show to be hosted on their soil, during courtesy visits to their Palaces by the GUS Team to officially inform them of the choice of Aguleri as the host community for the GUS this year.
The Team’s first port of call was at the Ancient Obu-Gad Iduu, Eri Kingdom, Enugwu Aguleri where His Royal Majesty (HRM), Eze Chukwuemeka Eri (JP), Ezeora the 34th and Eze Aka ji Ofor Igbo, expressed joy at the news that Nigerian Breweries had chosen Aguleri as the host community for their famous TV programme.
He said, “It is heart-warming for me that a popular brand like Gulder, manufactured by Nigerian Breweries has chosen to associate with Aguleri, the Ancestral home of the Igbos. We are not only thankful to them, but also welcome this gesture wholeheartedly”.
The monarch went further to assure the GUS Team that the community will ensure they have a hitch free stay in Aguleri and pledged the support of the entire community in hosting the programme. He emphatically told the Team that after this first experience, the team will definitely want to come back to Aguleri for another edition.
He however appealed to Nigerian Breweries to see to it that their sons and daughters are included in the Search to further give the community a chance of bringing the star prize to Aguleri.
On the security of the contestants and crew members, The Aka ji Ofor Igbo said, “You have nothing to fear. We will communicate your presence and mission to every quarter of the kingdom. Our local vigilante will be there if you ever feel threatened”, adding, “And in any way you need our assistance be assured you will get it”.
Afterwards the Team proceeded to the Idigo Palace where they were received by Eze Christopher Nwabunwanne Idigo IV, the Ogalagidi and Igwe of Aguleri, and his Cabinet. Ogalagidi, as his people love to call him, thanked the GUS team for their visit and the good tiding they brought, saying it was a welcome gesture.