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… Canvasses maximum support for Soludo

By Eche Nwaobasi

THE traditional ruler of Abacha, Idemili North LGA, Igwe Godwin Nwabunwanne Odiegwu has celebrated his maiden Ofala Festival with a call to the people of the state to give Gov. Charles Soludo maximum support to excel, noting that from the impressive achievements the governor has so far recorded from the little time he has stayed in office, that he is convinced that if given maximum support, he will achieve more than all his predecessors in office.

   Canvassing for this support as part of his maiden Ofala address at Abacha Community Stadium, Igwe Odiegwu while expressing gratitude to God for making the occasion a reality, commended the Anambra State Government for their efforts and commitments to town developments in the state, even as he also acknowledged the co-operation of the town’s indigenes to ensure that a new era of peace and joy was kick-started in the town after a moment of retrogression.

  Commenting on the Abacha kingship throne which he has assumed, he pledged to uphold the sanctity of the throne as well as carry all the town citizens along irrespective of status. He also assured that he will carry his cabinet members, town union and all stakeholders in the town along, adding that his motto and priorities are to pursue anything that will promote peace, development, brotherliness etc in the town.

  On his part, the Anambra State Commissioner for Culture, Mr. Don Onyenji, who graced the occasion with his wife, commended the people of Abacha on their peaceful disposition and their maximum support to the monarch as can be attested by their massive turnout for the event.

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  While noting that his ministry is eager to partner various communities in the state to develop the state culture, he enjoined the people of Abacha to always live in peace and give maximum support to their monarch for peace to reign in the town.

  Earlier, Onowu Paul Omofia, the traditional prime minister of the town, who also is the Chairman of Ofala Central Working Committee traced the history of Ofala in the community and recounted so many challenges that wanted to derail the community celebration of public ofala but thanked God for making the occasion a reality just as he noted that the emergence of Igwe Godwin Odiegwu was an act of God.

   Adding his voice, Ichie Chris Onyekwelu Akaeze,  expressed joy on the peace that is existing in the town and stressed that the Igwe was popularly chosen by the entire citizens of the town who has pledged to work with the monarch to develop Abacha.

 Highlights of the event were masquerade, cultural displays, bestowment of various chieftaincy titles on deserving personalities, among others.

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