Idemili North Local Government

Obiano presents Certificate of Recognition to Igwe Ogidi

01. Obiano presents Certificate of Recognition to Igwe Ogidi

Governor Willie Obiano of Anambra State has presented a Certificate of Recognition to the newly elected traditional ruler of Ogidi community in Idemili North LGA  of the state, HRH Igwe Alexander Uzo Onyido.

Igwe Onyido is a renowned Pharmacist and Chief Executive Officer, CEO of Alben Healthcare Industies Limited, a subsidiary of PAL Pharmaceuticals, Kano.

His election has thus brought to an end the age-long Chieftaincy tussle in the community which sparked off before and after the reign of Igwe Walter Amobi who joined his ancestors 19 years ago and left the throne vacant since then.

Onyido’s emergence has also brought to an end the claims being laid by the Amobi family that the Igweship stool was hereditary and as such must be rotating within the family.

Presenting the certificate, Governor Obiano said the election was in line with the stipulated laws of Igbo land.

According to the Governor ” the presentation is in accordance with the traditional rulers Act of 1981, which made fully satisfied that you HRM, Igwe Alexander Uzo Onyido of Ogidi community in Idemili North Local Government Area, has been duly elected and presented to me by the people of the said community, town. In accordance with the customary law and usages of the town, community and in provisions of section 4, 5, 6 of the traditional law of 1981 do hereby satisfied that you had been accordingly been recognized by me as the traditional head of Ogidi. “

The Governor urged him to maintain a peaceful co-existence among the people of the community, saying that the throne was a divine intervention to ameliorate the sufferings of indigent people in the community.

In his remarks, the Commissioner for Local Government and Chieftaincy Matters, Chief Greg Obi, stated that Ogidi  community had a long historic culture and tradition that required absolute adherence.

Chief Obi noted that the painstaking election went into consideration the court ruling and proper disposal of the will of the people, adding that the election was adjudged free and fair.

The Commissioner charged the new traditional ruler to reconcile with all aggrieved parties and ensure equity and fairness in dispensation of justice.

He however commended Governor Obiano for his administrative doggedness in resolving every outstanding issues in the community, saying his style of governance had enthroned peace in communities in the state.

The traditional ruler of Mbaukwu, HRM, Igwe Peter Anugwu, who also spoke on the occasion charged Igwe Onyido to use his leadership position to further empower the people of the community as he had over 1500 workers in his establishment ,which had added to his efforts in reducing unemployment in the state.

Igwe Anugwu urged the new traditional ruler to uphold the integrity and age long tradition of his community and to always support the present administration as to attract more meaningful development to his community.

In his reaction, the President General of Ogidi, Chief Jideofor Onugbogu observed that the emergence of the traditional ruler has ushered a new dawn in the community, saying it would sustain  the peace the community is currently enjoying.

Expressing his happiness at the turn of events, the new traditional ruler, HRM, Igwe Alexander Uzo Onyido, described his emergence as an end to years of bondage which the community had experienced in the past.

He noted that his administration would bring tangible development and further project Ogidi to global standard.

Igwe Onyido therefore promised to increase the strength of their vote and assured the Governor of their support for his second tenure.

By John Ndu

Umuoji Monarch Calls For Sustained Peace In Anambra State

02umuoji Monarch Calls For Sustained Peace In Anambra State

The traditional rule of Umuoji in Idemili North Local Government Area of Anambra State, Igwe Dr. Cyril Enweze has described 2016 as an excellent year for Anambra State.

Igwe Enweze who spoke to the press in Awka on the impact of the Governor Willie Obiano’s administration in governance, noted with satisfaction, the influx of investments, execution of projects, and empowerment programmes which characterize his administration.

To this and, the royal father called for peace and tranquility to reign in the state and suggested that a delegation of traditional rulers be mandated with the responsibility to visit politicians interested in contesting the 2017 governorship election with a clear message not to overheat the polity in their quest for power.

He reasoned that investors will not invest in a state where there is anarchy, and as such, the positive development impact put in place by the Obiano administration should not be jeopardized by political rivalries, tension, and struggle for power.

Dr. Enweze noted that the understanding that each senatorial zone should govern the state for eight years before handing over to another zone should be respected in the interest of peace.

For his community Umuoji, he stressed that the community has every reason to be happy with the present administration for enjoying light, and a transformer courtesy of the state government, as well as the security of lives and property, the twenty million naira choose your projects scheme, and other projects.

By Mike Ezenwata