Obi Of Onitsha Places Curse On APC For Holding Campaign Rally Same Day With His Annual Ofala Festival

OBI OF ONITSHA
OBI OF ONITSHA

The All Progressives Congress, APC, has incurred the wrath of the Obi of Onitsha, Igwe Nnaemeka Achebe, for flagging off the gubernatorial campaign of its candidate in the November 16 Anambra polls, Senator Chris Ngige on the same he was rounding up his annual Ofala Festival.

The APC kicked off its campaign yesterday, which was witnessed by a mammoth crowd that defied the rains to converge on the Basilica of the Most Holy Trinity, Onitsha – the commercial city was also host to the Ofala festival which was holding a stone throw away at the Palace of the Onistsha monarch.

The monarch, who expressed surprise, said it was very disrespectful for a political party and its governorship candidate, in spite of almost one year notice for the Ofala, to fix its rally the same day and out of annoyance, struck his symbol of tradition three times to express his feelings.

Igwe Achebe, while praying at the Ime Obi as part of activities, marking this year’s Ofala festival said, “Today, a political party has chosen to launch its campaign for governorship in Onitsha at the same time the Ofala is going on despite the one-year notice we gave to them. If anybody defiles the land, the land shall defile the person,” he stated.

Speaking in the same vein, Anambra State governor, Peter Obi frowned at the time the APC campaign train chose to storm Onitsha, adding that a true Igbo man should not have allowed the tradition of his people to be trampled upon because of sheer interest for one office or another.

Gov. Obi further said for APC to fix its rally on the same day the Obi of Onitsha was marking his Ofala festival, was an insult on the leadership of Ndigbo.

He recalled that his party, All Progressives Grand Alliance, APGA, had shifted their rally from Tuesday, October 8 to Monday, October 7, so as to avoid a clash with the Ofala festival.

“A dog bears the name given it by its owner and that it behooves on Igbo to stand firmly and insist that their traditional institution must be accorded full respect at all times” the governor said, while pleading with Onitsha youths, who were already spoiling for a showdown with placards, to sheathe their swords.

-Daily Sun

12 Comments

  • This has shown that governor fashola of Lagos has not shown remorse on the deportation of ibos in lagos state,I can see fashola & his group led by our own son ngige have coompletely rubbish the ndigbos.

  • I’m not surprise at action of the APC. What do we expect when a terrorist like Asiwaju Bola Tinubu is leading. He’s going to give Ngege a bad luck. Buhari is Boko Haram leader in the North while Tinubu rep leader Agbero in the south. Obi I urge you repeat curse for seven consecutive days. This mad man, Tinubu will soon go back to where he come frm week ago, this time for brain surgery.

  • I’m not surprise at action of the APC. What do we expect when a terrorist like Asiwaju Bola Tinubu is leading. He’s going to give Ngege a bad luck. Buhari is Boko Haram leader in the North while Tinubu rep leader of Agbero in the south. Obi I urge you repeat curse for seven consecutive days. This mad man, Tinubu will soon go back to where he come frm week ago, this time for brain surgery.

  • some pple were just born-fool nd destined to be ignorant. how would u (@ Goddy nd donjeff) be ignorantly insulting elderly statemen just like dt? just bcos of wat?
    don’t be surprised wen u still hear d Obi showering his blessings on APC.
    don’t be politically nd dogmatically blindfolded.

  • What rubbish..what happened to democracy!!!what happened to human right..pls the obi is a politician,APGA for dat matter…onwa!!! All na propaganda,we are solidly behind u..ngige na u

  • To hell with fake traditions that has kept us stagnant. Its time to move forward and its only APC that has that timely understanding. Ngige, carry go.

  • I cannot just imagine how some people are so myopic in the School of Reasoning.Does it come as a surprise 2 them dat, my adorable Senator Ngige will kick start his campaign yesterday?Pls,this is just a political gimmick from Obi and the king 2 draw cheap public sympathy.This man has been destined 2b a Winner and no amount of blackmail can stop him.

  • APC candidates are all failures……The spirit of the Biafra warlord Dim ODUMEGWU OJUKWU lives. APGA WE BELIEVE IN. Willie Obiano is our governor . Long live APGA!!!

  • sometimes I wonder what people are thinking . let’s put political ambitions aside, 1 year announcement of igwe achebe ofala in his own territory should be uphold by the celebration. Please you people should blame ngige for that rally. For those who use to visit other ethnic tribes, who is that son of a woman to distract the attention of emirs,obas in their ofala day. Dame it Igbo culture for that matter, and only what you post is blaming the admin, peter obi, achebe etc. Let me put it to you if Dr Ngige did not render apology to Igwe and Onitsha, he will lose his vote and he will be robbed my incumbent government especially vote in onitsha.

  • I agree it is an insult to achebe and 2 onitsha also 2 anambraians …NGIGE SHOULD APOLOGIZE. I still love onwa.‎؛؛؛؛

  • what is wrong wit dis guy ngige? inflicting injuries nd pains on everyman ever since he rose his gorvernoship ambition. Den, it was him nd Peter Obi, deportation issues, to worsen it all, Oduade market was short down bcos of his visit in Lagos nd he did nt show up rather he went to ladipo market keeping d people at Oduade in suspence. no mkt, no fud (i was der at Oduade mkt, no be dem say). Now, is btw him nd Obi Achebe of d state he’s about to rule. watin self!!! my bro ngige, just pray for God’s favour nd apologise to Anambrarians nd also make peace wit Obi Achebe. And for ur 12 POINTS AGENDER, I personally do nt agree wit it. Anybody dat would win should just give us CONSTANT ELECTRICITY, GOOD ROADS, AND QUALITY EDUCATION. These 3 alone will solve other problems we face in Anambra State. Long live Eze ndi igbo ni’le

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