Chinedu Ogah, culture of unity and Aji-Echara festival in Ebonyi

By Victor Nwegede

Chief Chinedu Ogah is a member representing Ezza South/Ikwo Federal Constituency in the Green Chambers.

Ogah as a leader who understands the uniqueness of Nigerians and their cultures, both youths and adults in his state have attested to his philanthropic gestures and steadfastness in championing festivities of peace and unity.  

He values highly the application of culture to promote the unity and progress of people in their communities.

This spurred him to pay homage to Ikwo people during the Aji Echara cultural festival.

For Comrade Ogah, culture depicts social norms, values, history, knowledge, food and everything that regulates people's behaviours.

His opinion on what culture represents, gives true elucidation when arrived at the  Aji-Echara festival centre, as his people gave him a warmed reception amidst the tensed pleasantries.

Aji-Echara is an annual cultural event that has been in practice since the creation of man in Ikwo Local Government Area of Ebonyi State. 
The Federal lawmaker, Ogah ably represented by his Chief of Staff, Comrade Ogochukwu Elem honoured Echara Nkpoke Community while celebrating the Aji-Echara cultural festival.

Having been received at the home town of Ikwo Chief priest, where Ogah through his Chief of staff, Elem offered the people, one huge cow, tubers of yam, cartons of alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks, with an undisclosed amount of money as his part of contributions to promoting culture of unity in the area.

In his reaction, the Chief Priest expressed joy and thanked him for the kind gestures.

He appreciated his servants, council elders and the good people of Echara Nkpoke community for their support and encouragement, love and commitment for the actualization of the masses' dream for Ikwo man (Ogah) to become a Federal lawmaker.

He said that, 'for the person of Chinedu Ogah to occupy a respected political seat has been their yawnings, most needed'.

 He prayed for Ogah's promotion to continue to serve humanity, stressing that he has set standard in the political landscape and  urged other leaders to emulate him. 

The Chief Priest and other elders of the community also described Ogah as 'the culture of unity in the Ikwo land', enumerating his impacts and contributions made so far to promote peace and unity among their people in the area and the state at large.

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