King Appolus Chu Becomes 3rd African Monarch to Tour Franklin Township of New Jersey
As Mayor Phil Kramer Of New Jersey Hosts Him
By Boniface Ihiasota, Publisher – Excel Magazine International
His Royal Highness, Dr Appolus Chu, the Egbere Emere Okori of Eleme, Rivers State Nigeria has become the third in a list if African kings to visit the Franklin Township in New Jersey, United States.
The visit, which took place on July 20, took the monarch to Franklin High School as well as the main branch of the city’s library where he was warmly received by the school’s principal, Frank Chmiel and the city’s mayor, Mr Phil Kramer respectively.
Before his visit, two other kings from Africa, Oba Adeyeye Enitan Ogunwusi from South West Nigeria and Nana Amoatia Ofori Panin II, King of Akyem Abuakwa in the Eastern Region of Ghana had visited the township. While Oba Ogunwusi led other Nigerian kings and dignitaries on an economic tour of the United States in 2016, Nana visited First Baptist Church of Lincoln Gardens, where he had served as a parishioner before his people recalled him to crown him king.
The principal Mr Chmiel, while taking the king on a tour of the campus, described the visit as a “once in a lifetime experience”.
His words, “I can’t wait to share this with the students, faculty and staff of Franklin High School. I am a man of faith, and I believe that these great opportunities are things that increase that faith, you are kind of moving with the calling on your life.”
In his response, Chu ranked the school high, pointing out that it represents economic empowerment due of its mission. “I encourage all parents to bring their children to public school, or government school or a school where they will properly be educated and (learn) what life is all about. When parents send their children to school, they are building a better family for themselves, and they are also building a better nation and better community for tomorrow.”
He described the library as evidence of the commitment of government to provide infrastructure, amenities, and other facilities that will promote the life of people in the locality.
He also hoped that the relationship between the Township and Nigeria would blossom.
The king, who is a professed spiritual leader in Nigeria proclaimed blessings on Chmiel, Kramer, Deputy Mayor Shanel Robinson and Foday Mansaray, chairman of the West African Community Foundation.
By the way, Mansaray, a human rights delegate to the United Nations, and Amb Falls Dior who are close associates of the Publisher/CEO EXCEL Global Media Group Inc USA Boniface Ihiasota were instrumental to King Appolus Chu’s visit.
Highlight of the visit was a photoshoot with school children and their parents, who were delightfully surprised by the visit.
The King presented Mayor Phil Kramer copies of two books he authored “The Fall of a Tyrant” and “The Character of a King”. The Mayor in turn presented King Chu with an honorary brass key to the township of Franklin New Jersey, symbolizing the warm welcome of the people to the King.
Photos of King Chu visits NJ Township