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By Florence Oduah

Oko, March, 7, 2019 (MOI) Wife of a former Vice-President of Nigeria, Dame Beatrice Ekwueme has urged Ndi Igbo not to allow their different political parties to divide them.

Dame Ekwueme made the call during her school's 5th Biennial Inter House Sports Competition at the Federal Polytechnic Sports Centre, Oko.

Mrs Ekwueme noted that Northerners and South Westerners place their origin, above belong to political parties, stressing that Ndi Igbo should think toward similar direction. 

``First and foremost, a Yoruba knows that he is a Yoruba before being a member of a political party.

``An Hausa indigene knows that he is Hausa before being a member of a political party. Ndi Igbo, let us think and never allow party politics to tear us apart.’’

Proprietress, Gaius Benton Schools, Oko, reacted to a call by the Transition Committee Chairman, Orumba North LGA, Mr Emeka Aforka to upgrade the school to International standards.

``It is a good idea but the road that leads to the school is not of international standard yet. That is an Anambra Government road and we expect the road be upgraded soon.

``I know that I have spoken about this road to Governor of Anambra State but I only want to mention it again,” she added.

The TC chairman who launched the 2nd edition of the school's calendar commended the school for setting the pace for others to follow.

He, then, thanked Gov. Obiano for working tirelessly for Ndi Anambra saying that Orumba North benefited immensely from his good works.


He urged the people to vote in APGA candidates in the State House of Assembly election on March 9,

Principal of the school, Mrs Chinwendu Ezeofor, emphasized the importance of sporting activities.

``In the early 60s and 80s, Games and sports featured prominently in our school’s curriculum and time table.

``Inter House sports competition carried out once in a year or once in every two years in all the schools and colleges in our state.

``And, this positively affect health and life of students and pupils as well as inculcate in the spirit of sportsmanship,” Mrs Ezeofor said.

 Presentation of gifts to students and pupils who won in some athletics event that featured during the Games.  (MOI)