quiet Sunday afternoon in his Streatham Hill,
The dynamic and progressive obi, 72, was relaxed and exchanged pleasantries with other guest on the occasion including Chief Benedict Nwaeke, the Odabameze of Akumazi Umuocha and President of the Ika Union of Great Britain and Ireland and his wife, Olabisi, Engineer Michael Nwokoro, Clement Asimonye of Onitcha Ugbo, Mrs. Val Ohen and her Aunt, Cutie Lawrence, Mrs. Miriam Morka and the Obi’s pretty daughter, Patricia, who is popularly called “Princess”
who ascended on his throne some 50 years ago gave a succinct history of the
dynamics of political strategy in
Saturday, September 4, 2010, the Owa Community in
His Majesty, Emmanuel Isewegwu of Ika who lives in the Lewisham area of
Mrs. Miriam Morka was full of glowing tributes to the Obi whose kindness and magnanimity, she described as beyond compare! Later, she disclosed that the Obi had in fact, carried out his traditional duties by naming three of her grand and great great grandchildren – Nkencho, son of first son, Matthias – and born after the passing away of her husband, Lawrence, Onyekachukwu, born to her elder daughter, Evelyn and husband in Switzerland and Ewere, her great grandson’s child. On the occasion, she said the usual customary items were used – honey, salt, kolanuts and alligator pepper – accompanied by copious prayers and blessings on the offsprings.
In his own speech at the Evening Get-Together, Chief Benedict Nwaeke expressed his gratitude and joy of the members of the Ika Union to the Obi and recalled that a few years ago, the union had made a donation of an ECG Monitoring machine to the Central Hospital at Agbor but regretted that the machine was not put into use as was intended.
In his reply, Obi Efeizemor advised him to raise
such issues in future with Elder Sam Fortune Ebie, the President of the Onu Ika
Forum; on his own, he gave the assurance that he would mention the matter to
Elder Fortune Ebie. The Obi called upon the members of the Union to pray for
our politicians in
When the Obi got up to leave for his hotel, there was a tremendous rush to where he was standing as most people in the hall had rushed to appear in a video shoot of the Obi, being recorded by the bright young daughters of the members of those present.
by Philip Ideh (Snr)