Thursday, 10 September 2015

Women Threaten to Litter Comunity with Excreta Over crisis


Igwe Emmanuel Onyeneke (Igwe Ezejiofor 11 of Ekwulobia),


 as Ekwulobia Celebrates New Yam Festival in a Grand Style



In the spirit of the season, the ancient kingdom of Ekwulobia, headquarters of Aguata Local Government Area of Anambra State has marked her Iwaji (New Yam festival) with pumps and pageantry.

The annual festivity which took place at Ekwulobia Township Stadium, featured cultural dance, masquerades, football competition, among other things, and was attended by people from all works of lives within and outside the community including the Former Deputy Vice Chancellor, University of Nigeria (UNN), Enugu main campus, Ichie Professor Francis Okafor, (Eze ugo Nmuta Ekwuluobia); Chief Titus Anigbogu (Ugumba Aguata), Former Chairman, Aguata LGA, and Vice Chairman, All Progressive Grand Alliance (APGA), Anambra South.

Speaking at the epoch-making event, President General, Ekwuluobia Development Union (EDU), Rev. Dr. Chukwuemeka Ezike, extolled God for gift of life and bountiful harvest, even as he sued for relative peace in the community, imploring the sprinter town union, Ekwuluobia Peoples Assembly to return to the sheepfold (EDU) with a view to joining him and their Monarch to move the community forward.

Ezike, who doubles as General Overseer of Kings Embassy Int’l Church further acknowledged that the federal government is yet to relocate some Boko Haram prisoners it transferred to Ekwulobia prison since two months ago, even though there are no more panic in the town.

This is even as Umuada Ekwuluobia, a conglomeration of the illustrious ‘married’ daughters of Ekwulobia have threatened to litter the community with their excreta should their husbands and brothers (the male counterparts) fail to give peace chance to reign.

Chairperson of the group, Mrs. Fidelia Anajemba, who spoke on behalf of members lamented that the disunity which had lasted for over 10 years had deprived them basic amenities and government interventions, and inflict them with many pains, and gave their brothers three months ultimatum to either resolve the scuffle or face what they termed “excreta vigil”.

“At end of the ultimatum on December 31st, if they fail to resolve whatever issues making them to disregard and disrespect our traditional ruler and President General, over 3000 female indigenes of our town shall assemble for excreta vigil at each of the troublesome villages and homes. We shall litter their environments—compounds, roads, houses with our feces everyday until they sheath their swords and accept the olive branch been given to them by our monarch and President General of EDU. They are the only recognized institutions here. We need peace, peace must reign”, the women yield.

The nine villages making-up Ekwulobia, our reporter reliably gathered, had been in disunity for over 10 years leading to fractionalization of almost what they do, including town union; Ekwulobia Development Union, and Ekwulobia Peoples Assembly; and some aggrieved ‘self-styled monarchs’ despite the existence of their seven years old traditional ruler recognized by both government and majority of the people. 

Speaking in an interview, Chief Titus Anigbogu, Vice Chairman, All Progressive Grand Alliance (APGA), Anambra South, thanked God that the annual event has finally brought love, peace, correlation, interaction and unquantifiable development to the teeming populace.

Contributing, a senior lecturer at Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka and Caretaker Chairman, Umuchina Peoples Congress, Engr. Okechukwu Chukwumuanya; and Chief Ignatus Okpala, a businessman and former Chairman, Umunkwo Development Union enjoined the general publics, friends and well-wishers, and investors not to panic over an alleged deposition of some Boko Haram prison inmates in the metropolis, because there are everlasting peace and tranquility coupled with relentless security therein.

On their parts, Ambassador Dr. Marcel Okechukwu Ezenwoye, a Biafra returnee from United Kingdom and Proprietor of Concepts Group of Schools, London-Abuja-Aguata; Ichie Sir Chukwuemeka Ezeudu; and Chief Samuel Ike-Okafor, rated culture high and urged youths to embrace it wholeheartedly with education and tradition as they are sure way to greatness. 

http://www.news48hrs.com/2015/09/ekwuluobia-celebrates-new-yam-festival.html



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