The people of Awkunanaw clan comprising 21 autonomous communities in
Enugu South and Nkanu West Local Government Area of Enugu State have
presented ‘Ofo’ to Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi as a symbol of their
solidarity and endorsement of his re-election bid and proclamation of
more successes in his political career.
They said that Gov. Ugwuanyi, who is seeking re-election in 2019 to
complete his second term as allowed by the Constitution of the Federal
Republic of Nigeria, is the only governorship candidate the people of
the state are sure will leave office in 2023 for power to rotate to
Nkanuland, Enugu East Senatorial District.
The event which took place at Obuoffia square, the ancestral home of
Awkunanaw, as part of the activities marking the Awkunanaw Day
celebration, also witnessed the conferment of a Chieftaincy title of
“Omereoha of Awkunanaw” on Gov. Ugwuanyi by the traditional rulers of
the autonomous communities.
Presenting the ‘Ofo’, the Chairman of Awkunanaw Traditional Rulers’
Council, HRH Igwe Felix Nwobodo Ani said “the traditional symbol of
authority represents our solidarity and support for the governor to
triumph over any obstacle that may come against his re-election bid”.
The Monarch further stated that the people of Awkunanaw were happy
with the governor for his infrastructural development in the area,
pointing out that the newly constructed road that leads to Obuoffia
was remarkable being the first road project executed in the community.
During the Awkunanaw Day, the jubilant people of the various
communities who gathered in their numbers to witness the cultural
event, irrespective of political affiliations, told the governor that
they “are pleased with the good works you are doing for our people”
and consequently deserves their full support and recognition.