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African culture upholds truth. It is that same ingredient that drives the symbol of authority in Igbo land. “Eziokwu bu ndu” is a testament to this supreme notion all over the land, mandating subjects to the superiority of this authority. It was common practice to see gatekeepers of the “ofo” as upright and steadfast men, who swore to the authority, in truth and fairness without bias. They were mostly men of stellar qualities.