In my part, that 'governing council' was made up of the males who have started to pay utu umunna. And the first among them is the onye ihi (okenye). The chief priest, and men of high title are not as important as him, because in Ozubulu, its our custom that okenye ka nze (the oldest man is more important than the wealthiest, strongest, most powerful and influential person). The eze Mmuo commands respect as the priest that he is, but he stands up, like we all do, when okenye anyi enters. Never seen a better or richer culture than Omenana.