Obingwa Council Chair, kick-start a Unity Match, Sues for, Peace and Development in the State.

 

Obingwa Council Chair, kick-start a Novelty Match, Sue’s for Unity, Peace and Development in the State.

 

The Chairman of Obingwa Local Government Area who doubles as the Abia State Association of Local Government Chairman, Hon. Michael Ibe Nwoke has sued for peace, security, unity and development of the Local Government and the state at large while stressing the need for a peaceful coexistence among his people as the 2023 election draws near.

The council boss stated this during a novelty maiden edition of the Obingwa Unity Match played at the Council field, Mgboko.

The football match was between the Agalaba All Stars and Uhie All Stars, the two blocs in the LGA, comprising of players from above 40 years of age was kicked off by the Former Member of the House of Representatives for Obingwa,Osisioma and Ugwunagbo Federal Constituency, Rt. Hon. Eziuche Ubani.

Hon. Nwoke who expressed satisfaction at the calibre of persons who honoured and played at the event said ” I feel very happy and fulfilled because in Obingwa, this is the very first time of coming together. We have two blocs in Obingwa, Uhie and Agalaba and with what is happening now, it is very necessary for us to come together and speak with one voice, more especially with the preparations for the general elections. We need to come together and speak with one voice. Today this novelty match is very successful because we had critical stakeholders coming together, that shows that they feel the importance of this Obingwa novelty match despite the late information”.

He said the decision to hold the novelty match was informed by the need to bring his people together despite the challenges across board and for Obingwa to speak with one voice in times like this to avoid break down of law and order including some social vices.

Some critical stakeholders who spoke to newsmen including Hon. Solomon Akpulonu representing Obingwa East State Constituency and his Obingwa West Counterpart, Hon. Thomas Nkoro, Mr. Enyinnaya Appolos, an Obingwa West hopeful, Chibuzor Nwogu, Enyimba Football Club Secretary, Former Nigerian international, Uche Okechukwu and the Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Lands, Ikechukwu Aaron expressed satisfaction at the level of organization and commended the Local Government Chairman for thinking outside the box to organize a match for unity and progress of the LGA.

The stakeholders agreed and believed that Obingwa is a United entity despite the political differences and maintained that the unity of the people is not in contest.

The Agalaba All Stars scored one goal to nothing in a penalty against the Uhie All Stars by Kenneth Nwanuo.

The stakeholders agreed and believed that Obingwa is a United entity despite the political differences and maintained that the unity of the people is not in contest.

The Agalaba All Stars scored one goal to nothing in a penalty against the Uhie All Stars by Kenneth Nwanuo.

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