IGWE Chidubem Iweka of Obosi, Idemili North Local Government Area, Anambra State has called for forgiveness and peace as a prerequisite for tranquility and development in Obosi community.
Eze Obosi made the call recently during his 7th Obiora/Iwaji festival that held at Afor adike square, Obosi Ukwalla kingdom.
He pleaded with every one, indigene or non indigene resident at both Obosi inland town, urban and in Diaspora nursing any grudge against him to forgive him, saying that he had forgiven all who wronged him.
Igwe Dubem Iweka reminded the people that Obiora is a festival of peace and brotherhood as instituted by the founding ancestors of Obosi Ukwalla kingdom urging people to practice peace.
“Peace must be habitually practiced in our lives. The Obiora festival is just an annual reminder. Our ancestors enforced a law that penalized anybody who fights or quarrels during Obiora week”.
“I wish to ask for forgiveness from all those whom I have wronged over the years and in the same token, I have forgiven all those who have wronged me in any manner”.
“In the spirit of Obiora and for the purpose of unquestionable need for peaceful co-existence, I urge everyone to do likewise at every instance and facet of our lives”, said Eze Iweka III.
Moreover, Eze Iweka pledged that with his cabinet members his administration would continue to argument the gallant efforts of Governor Willie Obiano of Anambra State to fight crime and ensure security in the community.
“Early this year I and some chiefs visited some flashpoints and homes known for criminal activities during an anticrime campaign which resulted in most criminals leaving town”
“Security situation in Obosi became even better with the recent ban of commercial motorcyclist in some parts of Obosi and other major cities of Anambra State. We do empathize with affected genuine commercial motorcyclist’, said Iweka
Eze Iweka thanked Governor Willie Obiano for the developmental project ongoing at Obosi town which include: tarring Aforadike Market – Ire – Ugwuamma road and other roads at Obosi Urban areas.
“Apart from tarring of roads in Obosi In land and Urban Communities, I thank Governor Obiano for ensuring that World Bank Assisted NEWMAP project on erosion sites in Obosi commenced in earnest” said Eze Obosi
Earlier in his address, the president general, Obosi Development Union, Deacon Ike Madubosah said that Obiora was also a celebration of new yam to thank God for abundance provision of food.
Deacon Madubosah said that they used the Obiora festival to call for prayers by Men of God to ensure peace, oneness and progress of Obosi Community.
He urged everyone to bury all hatchets and move on to recovering the lost glory of Obosi land.