Idegwu Festival: Buhari Visits Anambra Monday



All is set for the arrival of President Muhammadu Buhari in Achina, Anambra State tomorrow Monday for the triennial Idegwu festival.

To accompany him are the Ministers of Power, Works and Housing, Babatunde Fashola (SAN) and that of Labour and Employment, Sen Chris Ngige.

The host is Governor Willie Obiano, while former Chief of General Staff (CGS), Ebitu Ukiwe is the special guest of honour.

In preparation, Igwe Godwin Nnaemeka Obiora of Achina held the community’s ofala festival on Saturday. Speaking with reporters yesterday at the Achina Idegwu Day celebration, the Chairman of the organising committee, Nze Modestus Umenzekwe, said it was all about celebrating the community’s heritage and history.

He said there is no fetish act attached to the festival, aside celebrating the birth of Achina, which was bequeathed to them by their fore fathers.

Special Assistant to Obiano on Political Matters, Anayo Okpalaeke, told reporters the’ iti omu’ and ofala before the event on Friday and Saturday respectively, were to herald the Achina Idegwu festival.

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