For Eze Willy Okonkwo Ejimnkeonye, the Ezendigbo (Igbo 1) of Ogun direct, and diversified Igbo excessive chiefs, Sunday, September 15, 2019, used to be a special occasion.
It used to be a day indigenes and non-indigenes of Igbo, resident, working, or doing replace within and originate air direct, gathered on the Obi Ndigbo palace of the Eze, located at Agosi Property in Ifo, Ogun direct, to celebrate the annual fresh yam competition, a put collectively that has been handed over to them by their ancestors.
As about 2.pm on that fateful Sunday, the chiefs and diversified contributors arrived the palace for the weak homage to the Eze.
They got right here from your total native govt areas of the direct, armed with tubers of yams, diversified drinks, and cash to pay the weak homage to the Eze and requested for his prayers and blessings for their households and agencies.
Some of the excellent Igbo chiefs on attendance on the tournament had been: Excessive Chief Ndubuisi Njoku, president emeritus, Ohaneze Ndigbo, Barrister Goddy Okolie, correct adviser to the Eze, and Excessive Chief & Lolo Sunsday Onyenwe, who used to be conferred with the title of Akudinwa and the loads of other, Osodiemeaku, by the Eze all the arrangement via the event.
After sequence of prayers for peace, harmony, prosperity and development used to be carried out, the weak breaking of the kolanut commenced and all chiefs presence as smartly as diversified contributors had been provided kolanut and palm, among diversified items, as a signal of harmony and friendship.
In his welcome address, the Ogun Ezendigbo explained that he’s happy and grateful to almighty God to demonstrate that through the years, Igbos, all the arrangement via the globe, enjoy always dwell in peace and harmony with their host communities.
His words: “Right here is the motive God has proceed to bless Ndigbos in no topic occupation, vocation, replace of replace they salvage themselves, no topic their grass-to-grass story-line”.
The Eze thereafter embarked on but but some other marathon prayer, petitioning God to opt up sure there is peace, happiness, harmony, prosperity, in Ogun Order in particular, now that Dapo Abiodun is the governor, whereas Kayode Taiwo Oluomo, is the speaker.
He also prayed for the regime of President Muhammed Buhari, asking God to data him aright in a nation, whose economy is for the time being galloping.
The 2d segment of the event used to be held at Winnars Hotel, located reverse Ifo General Sanatorium, Ogun direct, along the Lagos-Abeokuta throughway, where fresh yam competition used to be carried out with prayers and roasted yams items and shared with African Salad to the contributors.
Sunday Onyenwe, who used to be earlier conferred with the titile of Akudinwa and his main other, Osodiemeaku, by the Eze, inform pleasure with the peace and effective plot the fresh yam competition for this one year used to be conducted and called on all Igbos within and originate air the direct to proceed to expose that maturity in coping with their host communities for the sake of peace and harmony.
Dauda Onabanjo, an indigene of Ijebu Ode, who attended the event, thanked the Eze for guaranteeing that Igbos dwell in peace with contributors of their host communities in the direct.