Owerri West T.C. chairman eulogizes Avu community

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The Transitional Committee (TC), chairman of Owerri West LGA, Hon. Victor Osigwe, has commended the people of Avu autonomous community, for their peaceful conduct, especially in the selection and presentation of their traditional rulers. He also traced their historical background and stated that there has never been any serious case of rancour, bitterness or wrangling in the replacement and choice of their Ezes since they were granted autonomous status.

Hon. Osigwe gave this commendation at the council headquarters, Umuguma, last Wednesday December 20, 2017, while receiving the Eze-elect of Avu Autonomous Community, Prince Godfrey Amata Amadi. Prince Amadi was at the occasion presented as the next Eze by the king makers and other leaders of thought and traditional title holders of Avu autonomous community who thronged the headquarters.

Hon. Victor Osigwe, while receiving the Eze-elect, who according to reports, emerged as a consensus candidate, expressed satisfaction with the peaceful manner in which the people of Avu autonomous community selected and presented, Prince Godfrey Amadi as their Eze-elect. He urged them to continue in the path of peace, unity and progress and avoid anything that could cause, “unrest in the community”.

Speaking further, Hon. Osigwe assured the people that he will forward the credentials of the Eze-elect, Prince Godfrey Amadi to the Governor for his consideration and presentation of staff of office as Eze and urged the people to continue to support the programmes and policies of the state government.
Earlier, Mr. Benneth Oparaocha, as Traditional Prime Minister (TPM) of Avu, while presenting Prince Godfrey Amadi as the Eze-elect of Avu community, explained that he is the only aspirant who satisfied and fulfilled all requirements as enshrined in the constitution of the community, hence, he was endorsed to be Eze.

The youth wing of Avu autonomous community represented by Paschal Okoro, in their contribution, said, “Prince Godfrey Amadi is a man of high repute and enviable integrity” who has contributed immensely to the development and empowerment of the youths in the community. He gave instances of those Prince Amadi empowered through job recruitment, sports and talent hunt sponsorship and community development efforts. He then appealed to the governor to recognize him as their traditional ruler by giving him a staff of office with which he will be coroneted as the custodian of their culture and tradition. 

In his acceptance speech, the Eze-elect, Prince Godfrey Amata Amadi thanked the T.C. Chairman for the honour accorded him and his entourage and expressed gratitude to his people for finding him worthy of the throne of his fore-fathers. He concluded by promising never to let anyone of them down or betray the confidence reposed in him, in the discharge of his functions. Present at the event were the executives of the council, representatives of the three villages that constitute Avu Autonomous Community, the CLO, Hon. Onyewuchi Ihenacho, those of the Avu women wing and the youth leaders.


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