Ifurunwa Retains Igweship victory in fresh election


Ifurunwa Retains Igweship victory in fresh election

By Chinwe Nwacha, Onitsha 

For the second time, the Igwe-elect of Ihite community, Orumba South Local Government Area, Anambra State, Chief Timothy Ifurunwa, emerged victorious in an election the  opposition was beaten hands down, more  than  the earlier one conducted recently as the people appeared in their large number to maintain their support for Ifurunwa.

The option A4 election was conducted at Orie market square by the Councilor representing Ihite community at Orumba South council Area, Mr. Chimobi Ucheagu,.

 Reacting after the conduct of the election, the Councilor said that it was necessary to show that the few people alleging foul play in the election that produced Chief Ifurunwa earlier, were mischievous in their claim.

An elder in the community, Chief Samuel Okafor; leader of 'Odozi Obodo' women group, Mrs Fidelia Chigbo, and Commander of Ihite Vigilante Group, Mr Tochukwu Obiekezie, stated that the community has remained peaceful and in joyous mood since the election of Chief Ifurunwa and are happy to have him as the new traditional ruler-elect.

Other community members, including the Chairman of all village chairmen, Chief Lazarus Eze, Woman Leader of the community, Mrs Ndidiamaka Ugboaja, and Youth Leader, Mr Arinze Odoemena, called on the public to disregard alleged brewing crisis in Ihite over the election that produced Chief Ifurunwa, calling on the government to accord recognition to the people's choice.

Also reacting, the chairman  of Mgbuka Obosi Old Motor Spareparts market, Obosi, Chief Samuel Ifurunwa, expressed satisfaction with the large turn up of the people to show solidarity to the Igwe-elect, disclosing that not more than five people petitioned the governor to protest the earlier election that was hitch free, fair and credible.

He maintained that with the second victory, it is an indication that the Igwe-elect is the man of the people who God has brought out to develop the community.

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