Obiano, Prince Oduche appeal for peace in Ifitedunu Community reports that Anambra state Governor , Chief Willie Obiano and Ikenga Dunukofia, Okunaenyeife Ifitedunu, Chief(sir) Prince Uche Oduche (KSC), yesterday appealed for caution from all parties to give peace and development a chance in Ifitedunu.

Addressing the newsmen on the strength of the Ifitedunu Town Union President, Chief Nweke’s petition, Governor Obiano’s Senior Special Assistant (SSA) on Youth Mobilization and Empowerment, Engr. Tony-Uche Ezekwelu (Ochiagha Ndi Ntorobia) warned against abuse of privileges by people in constituted authority. He reiterated the need of peace, unity of purpose and love to exist in communities between the Two Union, the traditional ruler , the women and youths for progress , growth and development.

Ezekwelu said it was needless for the arrests and intimidation on some citizens of Ifitedunu because the state Government read reports on Ifitedunu which centered on lack of representative youth organization and approved the election of the youth wing of Ifitedunu against the stand of the President General.

He admitted that the youth wing was inaugurated by him and others in line with the guidelines and due process of establishing a youth organization or association in communities of Anambra state, even as he urged the youths to swing into action with projects and programmes that would reinvigorate growth and development in Ifitedunu. He asked them to support the government of Governor Willie Obiano and his second term agenda.

Ezekwelu said: ‘’The election was supervised by the state Government with representatives of the Town Union and the guidelines we gave were followed to the later even all the security agencies had representation at the venue and it went smoothly till the end and the youths hosted us in appreciation of peaceful election. I wonder why some prominent men were being harassed by the police. I call on the citizens of Ifitedunu to be law abiding irrespective of one’s position and status in line with the desire of the state Governor’’.
He said further that the youths sang Liberation song for being inaugurated and wondered why people should be against the inauguration of  the youths while holding tight to their own positions. He thanked Obiano for giving youths opportunity to serve in his government.
Obiano’s aide commended Prince Oduche, Ikenga Ifitedunu for canvassing for support for Obiano’s second term and urged him to continue his mobilization 
In his contribution, Ikenga Ifitedunu, Okunaenyeife Dunukofia , Chief(sir) Prince Uche Oduche (KSC), said he has forgiven the President General of Ifitedunu Chief Samuel Nweke and all those who joined forces with him in hauling insults on him during the community’s town hall meeting as well as the humiliation by the arrest, for peace and progress of Ifitedunu community, even as he appealed to them to allow every section of the community’s arm of leadership to exist and function independently and collaboratively for progress and development of the community.
He decried a situation people who claim they are rich should use their wealth to create confusion in the community rather than use it in developing and creating empowerment for youths in Ifitedunu.
He thanked Governor Obiano for appointing Mr Mark Okoye , the youngest commissioner in the state as well as the Commissioner for Social Welfare, children and Women Affairs, Dr Victoria Chikwelu and the traditional ruler as Chairman of Anambra state Hospitals Management Board among others.

He said Ifitedunu is known for excellence and integrity not charlatanism, pointing out that their son Hon Lawrence Ezeudu is a member of House of Assembly and another Ben Nwabueze is an appointee of the Presidency.
Prince Oduche announced his endorsement of Obiano for a second term and urged all citizens of Dunukofia to root for Obiano’s second term agenda without compromise. He urged all groups to be committed and dedicated to peace , development and growth in Ifitedunu.

 When contacted the President General of Ifitedunu Chief Samuel Nweke said he was not disposed to speak to our correspondent as at press time that he would react to the issue later.

But when he called later he explained that Ikenga Ifitedunu was not arrested but was invited by Commissioner of police and everybody appealed to maintain peace. He denied ever ordering the arrest of the Traditional ruler of Ifitedunu but queried to know if anybody is above the law.
Nweke informed further that he was shocked youths were being mobilized against his leadership and why a youth organization should be formed without the knowledge of the President General of the town. He accused Ikenga Ifitedunu, Prince Oduche of mobilizing youths and community against him only to turn around to say they were having meeting and inauguration.
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