The people practiced divine kingship and the king (Aku) was sacred and surrounded by taboos.
A council of chiefs headed by the Abo (prime minister) assisted him. However; elders and religious dignitaries were equally important as they headed each Jukun chieftain. Religion and cults like Kenjo and Tako played important roles in Jukun society.
Again, religion also brought about unity and growth to society. And Jukun people were militarily strong and that made kingdoms like Keana Paue, Bachema, Dorna, Ekoi and the Ibibio of the Cross River region to claim dynasty with the people of Jukun.