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Ogbakor Ikwerres Want Wike, Amaechi’s Supporters To Work Together

The Ogbakor Ikwerre Cultural Organization worldwide has made a passionately appeal to President Mohammadu Buhari to recognize the efforts of Rt. Hon. Chibuike Rotimi Amaechi, the former governor of Rivers State in shaping the federal government.

Speaking at the 205 Ogbakor Ikwerre convention held at Ubima, Ikwerre Local Government Area of Rivers State, called on Buhari to accord Amaechi the same recognition, Dr. Goodluck Jonathan gave to Chief Nyesom Wike during his tenure as president of the federal republic of Nigeria pointing out that Amaechi would bring his wealth of experience to bear in his administration if given the opportunity.

The President General of Ogbakor Ikwerre, Prof. Augustine Onyeozu further hinted that both Rt. Hon. Chibuike Rotimi Amaechi and Chief Barr. Ezebunwo Nyesom Wike from Ikwerre extractions their efforts have gained prominence in Rivers State and at the federal level.

Prof. Onyeozu who expressed dismay at the mousecat relationship between Rt. Hon. Chibuike Amaechi and Nyesom Wike’s supporters urged both parties to close ranks and work together to enable them benefit from both leadership and move Ikwerre ethnic nationality forward.

Prof. Onyeozu who noted that Ikwerres are successful urged their sons and daughters to utilize and enjoy their success by being in unity and harmony with one another.

He further advised the people Ogbakor Ikwerre not to see Governor Nyesom Wike as governor of PDP or APC but simply as governor and support his government because “If he succeeds, Ikwerre has succeeded.”

The President-General who commended Ubima for producing two governors, Rt. Hon. Chibuike Rotimi Amaechi and Barr. Celestine Omehia as well as 9 Reverend fathers of the Roman Catholic Church noted that Ubima is a worthy representative of Ikwerre, Rivers State, Nigeria and Rome.

In address presented by Ubima community read by Prince Innocent Worlu JP, the Secretary General Ogbakor Ubima who recalled the formation of Ogbakor Ikwerre in 1963 noted that the organization has continued to grow from strength to strength under the leadership of the present and past presidents general of the organization and commended the Ogbakor Ikwerre ethnic nationality for their efforts in having convention and interaction with one another which has helped in moving Ikwerre forward.

The community further lauded Ogbakor Ikwerre for their maturity when one of the sons, Rt. Hon. Chibuike Amaechi was confronted with myriads of challenges, even at a time when guards were withdrawn from him, expressing appreciation that the Ogbakor Ikwerre acted on the letter Ogbakor Ubima presented to the organization during their convention at Atali Obio/Akpor LGA of Rivers State.

The Ogbakor Ubima community expressed dismay on the abuse of the ideology of Ikwerre buotu, the oneness of Ikwerre people.

He revealed that the Ubima community has gotten a matured paramount ruler in the person of His Royal Highness, Eze Joseph Chima Ofurum PHD the Nyewe Ali Ubima, pointing out that his coronation took place on Wednesday May 20th, Chief Godwin Omodu former President General of Ogbakor Ikwerre who recalled that the aim and objective of Ogbakor Ikwerre which was founded in 1963 was to foster unity, brotherliness among the people of Ikwerre ethnic nationality, protect the personalities of Ikwerre among others frowned at the inability of Ikwerre sons who are in positions of trust like the National Assembly members, governors, commissioners to attend the Ogbakor Ikwerre convention unlike the other ethnic nationalities like the Arewa Consultative Forum, the Ohaneze and the Afinefere and urged them to borrow a leaf from other ethnic nationalities.

He urged Ikwerres to be more united and maintain peace to move forward. ###

Emeka Jilly Ejiowhor

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