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Igwe Chidume tasks Ndigbo on cultural revival

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Traditional ruler of Omor, in Ayamelum Local Government Area of Anambra State, Igwe Chris Chidume, has admonished the Igbo race, especially the people of Anambra State, to tenaciously embrace and uphold their rich cultural heritage.

  Igwe Chidume gave the charge during the 2019 “Iru Ji” (New Yam) festival by the traditional ruler of Achalla,  Igwe Alex Nwokedi (Uthoko Na Eze Achalla), in his palace at Achalla, headquarters of Awka North LGA .

  The royal father commended the people of Achalla for jealously holding steadfastly to their rich customs and tradition which other parts of Igbo race should emulate in order to ensure that the younger generations would imbibe to safeguard the extinction of our cultural heritage as being speculated in certain quarters.

  Igwe Chidume wished Uthoko Na Eze Achalla longer reign in the throne of his forefathers and also commended the community to their unflinching support and solidarity with their monarch, pointing out that the prevailing peace and harmony in the community was evidence of cordial relationship between the traditional ruler and subjects.

  Major highlight of fiesta was the conferment of a chieftaincy title on the national chairman of the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA), Chief Dr Victor Ike Oye as the “Obataobie” (Peace Maker of the community), amidst pomp and pageantry.

  Chief Oye told pressmen briefly after the conferment of the title on him, that Igwe Nwokedi stood shoulders tall among royal fathers in Igboland due to his antecedents while the title would spur him to remain focused as a frontline politician committed to the emancipation of the people in the national scheme of things.

  He declared that under his chairmanship, APGA had waxed stronger to emerge as the third most popular political movement in the country, as was confirmed by the outcome of the 2019 general elections, and thus, the party would not be affected by the proposed deregistration of unpopular political parties by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).

  Also speaking on the occasion, the traditional Prime Minister of Achalla, John Nwokoye (Onowu), who is also the member for Anambra East seat in the Anambra State House of Assembly, expressed appreciation to Igwe Nwokedi for the title bestowed on the APGA national chairman, describing it as a well deserved honour.

  The chairman of Awka North LGA, Ferdinand Onwuje (Chinemeze) was among dignitaries who graced the annual event, and in  his goodwill message, he lauded Igwe Nwokedi for maintaining enduring peace and harmony in the community, urging other traditional rulers to emulate the exemplary attribute.

   Onwuje commended the spirit of peaceful coexistence amongst the various communities in the LGA and pledged the determination of the incumbent administration to continue the egalitarian distribution of dividends of democracy to all nooks and crannies of the area.

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