By Charity Uwakwe
The entire people of Ikwuano LGA of Abia State have been enjoined to eschew animosity and all negative behaviours, as such would deepen the state of retardation that has long existed in the area.
Prince Williams Obi Nwagbo stated this in an interview with FamousReporters, after a mouthwatering treat organized for some grand-patrons of Oganihu Ikwuano Forum (OIF), in his Lagos residence.
OIF is a sociocultural arm of Ikwuano LGA, with intense passion to make the area ‘second to none’, presided over by Chief Chukwuemeka Peter.
According to the renowned business magnet, Ikwuano would remain in perpetual infrastructural decay up until the people refrain from political antagonism and embrace one another.
“Since it’s obvious that all of us are political animals. It is good for everyone to support his/her own political parties, but shun hate speeches and much criticism against one another over partisan politics.
“There’s no way we can achieve progress both in the area of infrastructure and other developmental strides for ala Ikwuano if we don’t eschew this “pull him down syndrome” coupled with acrimony, antogonism and so on.”
Those were the hearty words of Prince Williams Obi Nwagbo, an illustrious son of Ariam-Usaka, in Ikwuano LGA of Abia State.
Prince Obi lamented that the government of Abia State had over the years relegated the areas, hence the deplorable state of the area.
He, therefore, urged the people not to allow their political differences overturn their major aim, hence restoration of Ikwuano dignity.
The Ghanaian based businessman pleaded that they should make the popular slogan, “Ikwuano first’ the bedrock of their endeavours towards the betterment of the area.
“We should not allow the arguments over politics subvert our main focus of the core aim of “Ikwuano First” and run with it. Let’s ensure that our LGA gets the necessary development that it deserves since the Government of Abia State has given a deaf ears to Ala Ikwuano.
Furthermore, the proud son of Ikwuano urged the administrators of OIF to ensure no one is sidelined in the various developmental efforts.
“My advice is that the administrators of OIF should do everything possible in carrying everyone along. By making sure that there’s a collective efforts of all umu Ikwuano aimed at contributing to the development of Ikwuano.
Reportedly, the group is currently working assiduously towards the success of a proposed Raffle Draw, slated for April, 2021 at the council.
It was gathered that the OIF Raffle Draw committee members present at the treat were Elder Mpamugo Nwosu, Chief Ama Chinyere, among others.
- The committee, as gathered, used the medium to address the commotion that accompanied the recent visit by some OIF Raffle committee members to the Council Boss.
Other issues discussed during the entertainment included the way forward to achieving making the OIF Raffle Draw impactful, as Prince Obi collected the compulsory 10 ticket booklets as for all OIF Exco members.
Responding, Elder Patron Mpa-Nwosu expressed profound gratitude to their host, as he prayed for more of God’s blessings upon the community- oriented son of the soil.
“Thank you, my brother Prince Obi for hosting us yesterday. The Lord will replinish your pocket in multiple folds in Jesus Name Amen.” Moa Nwosu prayed.
Meanwhile, other OIF Raffle Draw committee members present at the treat were Chief Ama Chinyere, Ms. Gift Akobundu, among others.