Chief Godwin Odiegwu, the new leader of the people of Abacha community in Idemili North Local Government Area of Anambra state who replaced the former monarch, GBC Mbakwe has been encouraged by the people to promote peace and other good virtues that would lead to uniting the town.
The advice was given during the presentation of the monarch at Ukwuora Iro Olisa Square, the ancestral selecting place for all monarchs of the town by traditional Prime Minister (Onowu) of the town in the person of Chief Paul Omofia.
The former monarch, Mbakwe was rejected by most of the indigence over nonperformance, violation of custom and tradition, unpopularity, among other reasons.
Chief Paul thank God and also expressed his gratitude to Governor Willie Obiano for restoring peace and harmony in the town and the state generally. He also pleaded with the people to give their unwavering support in ensuring that the monarch excelled.
Mr Ifeanyi Obata, the President-General of the community addressed the people to work together with the state government and executives to attract developmental dividends to the community. He said “The community cannot continue to witness vacuum in the traditional ruler’s institution. We solicit for your support and cooperation for the new traditional ruler”
Chief Ikemefuna Okoye, a retired Assistant Inspector-General of police, and Ambassador Uche Okeke, a woman activist encouraged the monarch not to disappoint the people by carrying everybody along in their activities and decisions just as they call on for the maximum support of the government towards the monarch for it to succeed.
Chief Odiegwu appreciated the community for the trust impeded in him to lead them. He pleaded for their support to carry out his duties and for a peaceful reign which would lead to the overall development and growth of the area.
There were various displays which took place at the event. Some of which include; colourful masquerades, women and youths of the community rendering melodious tunes to the delight of the notable personalities.