Mothering Sunday : LP lawmaker, council chairman conferred with chieftaincy titles in Onitsha


The Parish Priest middle with the  council chairman and lawmaker shortly after their conferment

Mothering Sunday :  LP lawmaker, council chairman conferred with chieftaincy titles in Onitsha

By Chinwe Nwacha, Onitsha

As part of activities lined up for the celebration of the Mothering Sunday in the Catholic church globally, St Dominic Catholic Church, Fegge Onitsha South Local Government Area, Anambra State, conferred Chieftaincy titles on the council chairman, Hon. Emeka Orji and the lawmaker representing Onitsha South 1, in the State House of Assembly, Hon. Fred Ezenwa.

Conferring the honour on the duo on behalf of the church, Igwe Linus Onu, ( Egbu 1, Ezu Na Umudi Ohaegbu Umudi,) Umunneichi Local Government Area, Abia State, conferred the council chairman as Dikediebube,'  and LP lawmaker as 'Ugochiimereze,.'

In his post conferment speech, the council chairman listed his achievements in the area to include,  opening  of blocked drainages,  free flow of traffick, sack of touts, among others stating that Governor Charles  Soludo, has done the roads for easy flow of traffic.

"The governor's achievements are numerous that if I start to name them it will take the entire day. The honour done to me by the church will spur me to do more and I advise our mothers to live up to the expectations of the people," he charged them.

On the part of the LP lawmaker he expressed satisfaction with the honour done him adding that he will not relent in his efforts to better the welfare of the constituents.

"I am happy for the Parish Priest, the mothers, and the laity for finding me worthy to be honoured. I thank God for giving me the opportunity to represent Fegge in the House of Assembly.

"I have been trying g my best for the betterment of the society. My inducement by God brought goodness to the development of Fegge in all aspects and it will continue," he assured.

Earlier, the President, women wing, Catholic Women Organization of the church, Mrs. Calista Onyeka, ( flanked by her vice, Mrs  Ononuju Ebele) expressed satisfaction with the Mothering Sunday adding that they performed so many activities that included, march past, sack race, dances,  sing songs, drama, among others.

She advised mothers to always portray the image of motherhood as the person incharge of domestic affairs and avoid acts capable of dragging them to ridicule.

Also, Prince Agwuna Maduakonam Akachukwu,  described the duo that were honoured by the church as performers who always carry the interest of the people at heart.

He assured the people in Onitsha South council Area that their condition will not remain the same adding that the lawmaker and council chairman are birds of the same feathers in terms of infrastructural development of the area and urged them not to relent.

Also, the chairman of the organizing committee, Hon. Francis Nwoye, described the two that were honoured as action and capable leaders who always carry the interest of the people at heart.

'"The council chairman has done marvelously in the area, through him we are going to have hospital, governor is doing that, roads are built, blocked drainages opened," he said.

He said that Ezenwa and council chairman by their position are fathers irrespective of political party affiliation adding that days were gone when people talked of parties.

On the mothering Sunday he said mothers should be honoured as guardians to the family and the key to the house.

In their various contributions, the chairman, Fegge landlords stakeholders Association, Chief Okwudili Ezenwanne, and comrade Dunu Chiadikobi,  mayor, Onitsha South and  Anambra State Association of Town Unions, commended the church for the honour done to the two government functionaries..

Chief Ezenwanne however condemned the activities of tipper drivers who he accused of using illegal lights on their vehicles and urged the council chairman to bring them to book.

Chiadikobi expressed satisfaction with the honour done to the duo and urged them not to relent in their effort to better the living condition of the people.

Recall that the Parish Priest, Rev. Fr. Evaristus Nwagbara, in his sermon that preceded the function, commended the mothers for their role in the family and society adding that he enjoyed his priesthood because his mother is still alive.

He advised fathers not to expect to be worshipped like the mothers are worshipped  adding that men are always busy unlike the mothers who have time to take good care of their children.


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