. Agree on power sharing, cultural promotion, others
Stakeholders from Arochukwu/ Ohafia federal constituency of Abia State, have agreed to unite to promote the mutual interests of all two Councils and eight clans in the constituency.
They have also agreed to work out and honour a harmonious power sharing/ rotation arrangement between the two councils.
This was the outcome of a recent round table conference organised by the bipartisan stakeholders held at the Akanu Ohafia country home of Odo Ijere, an Engineer.
The roundtable chaired by the Deputy Speaker, Abia State House of Assembly, Rt. Hon. Ifeanyi Uchendu, was well attended by/ had the consent of eminent personalities from the constituency including Senator Mao Ohuabunwa, Dr Chidia Maduekwe, and Chief Arua Arunsi.
AROHAFIA roundtable conference is a non partisan but multi- party assembly of eight ancient clans of Arochukwu, Ohafia, Abiriba, Nkopro, Abam, Ihechiowa, Ututu, and Isu, desirous of coming together under one economic, political and social bloc for the purpose of the enhancement of democratic and developmental growth of Arochukwu/Ohafia federal constituency.
According to a 10-point communique issued at the end of the conference, the stakeholders resolved as follows:
“To pursue the amalgamation of AROCHUKWU and OHAFIA CLANS for
the purpose of their political and economic interests to enhance the development of the Federal Constituency.
“To enhance cultural and sociological exchanges between the eight ancient clans that make up the Arochukwu and Ohafia Ancient Kingdoms.
“To build bridges of coalition that will reposition the political growth of the two contiguous local governments under one common interest.
“To adjudicate the issues of power sharing within the Federal Constituency with all sense of responsibility, equity, fairness and justice.
“To produce an organic Article of Association for the body for legitimate political, economic and cultural exchanges.
“To call for an enlarged meeting of the group to adopt our Articles of Association.
“To maintain the AROHAFIA ROUNDTABLE as a non partisan socio-cultural/political group for building bridges of co-operation within the federal constituency.
“To extend consultation of the objectives of forming this group to more political leaders within Arochukwu and Ohafia LGAs in order to carry everyone along.
“To host an All Arochukwu and Ohafia town hall meeting by 7th oF February 2023 where all the candidates of all the political parties from the zone will be in attendance to hear from them concerning the programmes for Arochukwu and Ohafia development before the election.
” To immediately form two committees, (a) Consultative/Contacts and mobilization, (b), Projects Coordination Committee.”
Below is the rollcall at the event according to the communique which read in part:
“COMMUNIQUE ARISING FROM THE CONFERENCE OF AROCHUKWU AND OHAFIA POLITICAL ELITES AFTER ITS INAUGURATION WAS THEREAFTER EITHER WITNESSED OR CONSENTED TO BY THE FOLLOWING AROCHUKWU AND OHAFIA POLITICAL/ BUSINESS ELITES FROM THE ZONE :
“DISTINGUISHED SENATOR MAO ARUKWE OHUABUNWA, DR. CHIDIA MADUEKWE , RT. HONOURABLE IFEANYI UCHENDU , RT. HONOURABLE ARUA ARUNSI , AND CHIEF NNAMDI IRO ORJI.
OTHERS WERE: ELDER ETIGWE UWA SAN, ENGR. CHIEF ODO IJERE , ARCHITECT CHIEF LUCAS EME ONU, CHIKWE UDENSI, CHIEF DR. DANIEL OKEKE, CHIEF KELVIN JOMBO, AND CHIEF OLUGU KALU UGBA
“REV ONYEMA AGBAI, DR. OKUJI OBINNA OREH, CHIEF DR. FRED IDIKA, NZE UCHE OHAFIA, CHIEF INEM NWAKA, CHIEF PAUL OKWARA, AND CHIEF PETER OKWARA.
“DR. ODY AJIKE, CHIEF IBE OKWARA OSONWA, PROFESSOR ICHE UKPAI KALU, PROFESSOR SOLOMON UMEHAM, PROFESSOR JONES IJOMA ONWUNTA, DR. UKPAI IRO UKPAI, CHIEF MRS MARY IKOKU, AND IGOLO PRINCESS MONICA IKODIYA OTA.
” LEKWA EZUTAH OLUGU, MAZI UCHE OKOROJI, MAZI KINGSLEY ACHINIVU, ELDER ENGR. OBINNA ODUM, Q.S. CHIEF CHARLES NWANKWO, CHIEF CEEKAY IGARA , CHIEF UKPAI UKAIRO ESQ, NNAOHA SUNNY ONYELJE, CHIEF HARRISON MBA KALU , AND CHIEF DR. KALU OTTAH
“CHIEF EMELE ONU, MAZI ENGR. NNAMDI UDO, ENGR. IKECHUKWU EMETU, REVEREND OBADIAH MBILA, MAZI CHIBUIKE JONAS OKOROAFOR, MAZI KINGSLEY KANU, CHIEF GEORGE NNANA KALU, HON. ROBINSON OTUWE KALU, AND PRINCE SAMSON ORJI UKPAI.
“CHIEF KALU MBA NWOKE, CHIEF EZE EKE, ENGR. CHINNAYA MBA, PRINCE OBASI UBAH, MAZI CHIJIOKE OKORO, DR. UDUMA NNATE ,ENGR. OGBONNAYA EMEKA UMA, CHIEF PETER OKOROAFOR, CHIEF PETER OGBUJI, AND MANY OTHERS WHO GRACED THE OCCASION.”
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