Press release: Tor Tiv tasks new Ter Kwande on humility

The Tor Tiv, Orcivirigh Professor James Ortese Iorzua Ayatse has charged the new Ter Kwande, HRH (Engr) Timothy Tavershima Ahile to consider his selection to the throne as an act of God and as such humble himself and depend solely on Him by seeking His counsel to lead his subjects effectively.

The paramount ruler of the Tiv nation who stated this in his palace in Gboko while swearing in and beading the new Ter Kwande, advised him to prioritize security matters and never place himself above his subjects.

The Paramount ruler advised the Ter Kwande to run an all inclusive reign and shun tendencies that are capable of destroying his dignity and reputation but resolve all issues with equal justice and transparency to sustain peace and unity in his domain.

Orcivirigh Ayatse called on the people to always accord respect to traditional rulers to get the best out of them as custodians of their cultures and tradition.
In his acceptance speech, the new Ter Kwande, HRH Engineer Ahile pledged to unite the people of Kwande and abide by the rules of the land and God, vowing to restore the dignity of Kwande and follow wise counsel from elders and leaders to achieve peace and unity.

Earlier, the Tor Kwande, HRH Ambrose Pine Iortyer who presented Engr Ahile to the Tor Tiv for swearing in said the selection of the new Ter Kwande was very peaceful.

Highlights of the event was the decoration of the Ter Kwande with beads, presentation of the Bible, Code of Conduct and the chieftaincy laws to him by the Tor Tiv.

HRH Timothy Tavershima Ahile has replaced the late Ter Kwande, HRH Hilary Ikima who died early this year.


Freddie Adamgbe
Special Assistant to Tor Tiv,
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