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Ezinato monarch marks new yam fest

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THE traditional ruler of Ezinato, Igwe Timothy Ezenwaka has charged parents to constantly interrogate the overt and covert behaviour of their children to ensure their proper upbringing.

  Igwe Ezenwaka gave the charge while performing the new yam festival of his community, Ezinato.

Recognising their strategic position in the society as leaders of tomorrow, Igwe Ezenwaka advised children to always listen to their parents and avoid negative tendencies such as being addicted to the infamous “mkpulummili” substance which had ruined some of their peers.

  The royal father used the occasion of the new yam festival to appreciate the member representing Awka South II Constituency in the State House of Assembly, Chief Chukwuma Okoye for his quality representation which occasioned the conferment of the chieftaincy title “Ekwueme Ezinator” on him.

  In his remarks, Chief Okoye promised to use his office if re-elected, to address some of the challenges facing the community such as roads.

  The president -general of Ezinato, Chief Christian Ekemezie acknowledged the awarding of contract for the rehabilitation of the Ezinato-Ndiukwuenu-Ufuma-Awa Road and expressed confidence that the Soludo administration would ensure its timely completion.

  Chief Ekemezie asked Chief Okoye to assist the community in attracting other projects.

  Personalities such as Senator Victor Umeh and another indigene of Aguluzigbo, Chief Arinze Anyaorah spoke of the 2023 general elections and the need for the electorate to vote  credibly in ensuring quality representation.

  Dignitaries that graced the occasion include the traditional ruler of Nibo, Eze Michael Chukwuemeka Ngene (Ezeike IV), the traditional ruler of Umuawulu, Igwe Joel Egwuonwu, his Nise counterpart, Igwe Romanus Iloh, an illustrious son of Ezinato High Chief Emenike Okoli, Youth President of Ezinato, Mr. Emmanuel Ike, among others.

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  Highlights of the occasion were the traditional cutting of the new yam by Igwe Ezenwaka, conferment of chieftaincy titles to some prominent Anambra indigenes, and masquerade displays.

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