(History) Meet Titus Ike Ume-Ezeoke, The Founder Of Peoples Club Of Nigeria
Chief Titus Ike Ume-Ezeoke, Onyima of Amichi was the founder of Peoples Club of Nigeria. the younger brother of Sir Georfry Ume-Ezeoke former Accountant General of Old Anambra State also the elder brother to Chief Edwin Ume-Ezeoke former Speaker of the Federal Republic of Nigeria under Shagari in 1979
They were direct sons of HRH Igwe Peter Umeorimili Ezeoke of Amichi the Paramount Obi of Amichi.
After the civil war, his business and that of his friends went down. one of the days he was lounging with Chief Umeohamadike Obieze, Azukaenyi of Unubi and his friends in Aba in 1971.
The thought to form the Club came as a way to socialise and help them heal from the wounds of the civil war as well as the pain of receiving only 20 pounds from the Federal Government as a palliatives to build back their multi thousands and million businesses.
Peoples Club was formed when it mattered most, at a time when the Igbo people in the South East of Nigeria whi were just coming out of 30 months Biafra war had lost faith, when they felt abandoned, raped, maimed and ravaged by the civil war.
The People’s Club was founded not only to socialise, but also to help heal the wounds of the challenging times of the post war era.
Okaa Society of Nigeria existed before the Peoples Club, but it was defunct during the Biafran War.
Some of their members died during the war. Okaa Society of Nigeria was mostly young well to do Igbo traders who found common purpose to meddle together and built a fraternity.
It died during the war and hope was lost. It is important to note that Peoples Club built the generation of wealthy Igbo Men and beyond who transformed to what we see today.
Chief Titus Ike Ume-Ezeoke retired as the founder and Patron in March 1983. He was the first National President of Peoples Club of Nigeria, he handed over to Dr Chukwuma Obioha, Akajiugo of Arondizuogu as the second National President.
Source… From Igbo History