By Onwu Samson
The winner of the House of Reps seat for Oju/ Obi federal constituency, Hon (Evang) David A. Ogewu on Sunday, July the 14th, 2019 eulogized the first class chief of Igede chiefdom and the chairman, Igede intermediate traditional council, HRM Ogah Ero CP (Rtd) on the first anniversary of his ascension onto the throne as the ruler of Igede nation. Hon Ogewu acknowledged the relative peace witnessed in Igede nation today as a product of constant efforts of the traditional council.
Hon. (Evang) Ogewu while speaking at a reception organized in honour of the traditional ruler at the guest house of Oju Local Government Council encouraged all well-meaning sons and daughters of Igede nation to embrace genuine love and unity as well as pursuit of peace as catalyst for political, economic and sociocultural uplift of Igede nation. He said without unity of purpose, it will be difficult for Igede nation to move from the current regrettable state to the desired height. Evang Ogewu decried the increasing rate of witchery and calumny in contemporary Igede nation noting that it was an unfortunate deviation from the longstanding heritage of pristine compassion and integrity that the Ol’Igede have been known for in the comity of neighbouring ethnic groups.
Hon. Ogewu also called for sustenance of our cultural practices in other to promote the image and the beautiful cultural heritage of the Igede people. Evangelist David A. Ogewu who made cash donations to the various cultural dance troupes at the occasion to enable them refurbish their costumes promised to make a case for the promotion of Igede culture in the federal ministry of culture and tourism soon.
Speaking on the lingering political imbroglio, Evang. Ogewu reassured Igede nation that there was no cause for alarm as everything was under God’s control. Speaking specifically at the interdenominational Thanksgiving service held at Christ Methodist Cathedral, Uje-Anchim, Hon Ogewu said, “ I know that our people want to hear me say something about the ongoing political matter, this is not a political gathering so I will not make political statement here but I can assure you that everything is under perfect control. Very soon we will all smile together “ He had also hinted at the inaugural ceremony of Oju section of Assemblies of God Nigeria Saturday that the House of Reps seat for Oju/Obi federal constituency was already occupied by him and that there was no vacancy.
I am Onwu Samson Onwu.