… installs patrons
A sociopolitical group for the emancipation of Anioma youths in Agbor under the auspices of Anioma House of Assembly, on Sunday, January 17, 2021, rolled out drums to celebrate the new year.
The epoch making event held at Ogbeisere community in Ime-Obi, Agbor was indeed a unique day for the group which is gradually gaining precedence as a strategic forum to push for good of the people and effective representative.
A leader of the group, Chief Gabriel Ogbekile, the Onyewuihian 1 of Igbanke kingdom, in his address expressed happiness while noting that Anioma House of Assembly was a rallying point for the peole, adding that the association provides not only political views but create job opportunities for the youths and also assist the downtrodden in the society.
He commended members for their contributions to the association and also charged them to remain focused.
Earlier in his address, the Chairman of the association, Mr. Kennedy Ogboi, described the occasion as a happy day for the group.
He thanked God for keeping members of the association alive into the new year amidst his prayer for God’s continuous blessings.
Going forward, Mr. Ogboi buttressed the importance of brotherhood, positing that such initiative remains the only solution to drive peace and love in the society and therefore enjoined the people, most importantly the political class, to be their brothers keeper.
He further stressed that Anioma House of Assembly has come to stay, thereby advising all to key into the developmental agendas of the association.
He laid emphasis on political class treating the people with respect, justly, fairly and equitably.
We shall further strengthen our resolve to work together, take a very inclusive look at problems in our community and rally round ourselves to provide solutions,” he added.
As part of their initiative to properly guard the association, the members unanimously installed three respected individuals namely, Mr. Monday Agven, Mr. Christopher Ibude (Xto) and Mr. Frank Enwemeka (Uncle O) as patrons respectively.
The new patrons were also charged to see to the growth and positive development of the Anioma House of Assembly with the motto: “Together we shine”.
Speaking with journalists shortly after the ceremony, The Agbor Area Commander of the Police Community Relation Committee (PCRC), Chief Darlington Edobor Igheghe, described the association which according to him started like a joke, as a welcome development.
He added that members are respected individuals, very industrious and peaceful people.
He enjoined them to continually embrace peace and also organize sensitization programmes on peace building that could possibly educate the youths to desist from crime and other violent acts.
He congratulated the newly installed patrons just as he advised the association to continue in their good ways.
Climax of the ceremony was the cutting of cake and dance to sweet DJ tunes. Participants were fed with good food and drinks.
Mr. Kennedy Ogboi speaking at the ceremony
From left: Agven, Ogboi, Ibude, Enwemeka, Chief Ogbekile & Chief Igheghe
Members dancing at the ceremony
Members of the association cutting the cake