Sheath your swords, think Ikwuano first, Council Boss, Orjinta advises *Lauds STI Minister, Ikoh

Hon. Daniel Orjinta
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Sheath your swords, think Ikwuano first, Council Boss, Orjinta advises

*Lauds STI Minister, Ikoh

Hon. Daniel Orjinta, the Transition Chairman of Ikwuano Local Government Area of Abia State, has advised the people of Ikwuano to discard political affiliations and consider the growth and progress of the Council above their personal interests.

Orjinta gave this charge, Sunday, during an appreciation party organised for the stakeholders and party leaders in Ikwuano, by the Minister of States for Science, Technology and Innovations, Hon. Henry Ikoh, in his Ahuwa Oboro country home.

Chief Henry Ikechukwu Ikoh addressing Ikwuano stakeholders.
Chief Henry Ikechukwu Ikoh addressing Ikwuano stakeholders.

The Council Boss commended the Minister for the warm reception organised for the people, saying that such gatherings accelerate unity among a people thus fostering the growth and development of the area.

He enjoined the people to come together as one to ensure a sustainable development, hence ‘united we stand, divided we fall’.

The two-time T.C. Chairman who also called for respect for elders among the youths, urged the latter to desist from involvement in corruptible act, rather live exemplary lifestyle for the youths to emulate.

From (L): King Larry Ogbonnaya and Hon. Daniel Orjinta.
From (L): King Larry Ogbonnaya and Hon. Daniel Orjinta.

Speaking in an exclusive interview with, Hon. Orjinta described as apt and laudable, the grand reception of the people as held by the Minister, saying “it is a welcome development.”
“It creates the opportunity for Ikwuano people to chart the way forward for the Council.

He reiterated the need for the people to embrace peace and harmony, describing same most effective tools to boost development, as he appealed to all to discard political differences.

“Politics is a platform for everybody to showcase their aspirations on behalf of Ndi Ikwuano. With this type of development and if we continue with it, we’ll be able to have a developmental Ikwuano we can be able to speak with one voice and at the same time, lay down our sword because a position in Ikwuano can only be occupied by just one person even though there are too many people who will come to vye for it. So, whoever wins should be the will of the people and the will of God. We’ll also support such a fellow so that it would not be business as usual.

“We’ll have to know that he is representing a Constituency so we throw every support for such individual.

On the extant litigation involving the incumbent Member representing Ikwuano State Constituency, Hon. Stanley Nwabuisi and the member-elect, Engr. Boniface Isienyi, he said:

“For any participant who goes to court when it has to do with an electoral process, it is his right. But, going by the people’s decision on who they want, we have to leave that to the people of Ikwuano who have decided.

Engr. Boniface Isienyi, member-elect, Ikwuano State Constituency of Abia State (L).
Engr. Boniface Isienyi, member-elect, Ikwuano State Constituency of Abia State (L).

“So, if on the contrary, there were areas wherein an aspirant feels that he is being cheated or maybe the proper thing was not done, I think, it’s his right to go to court and then the court will decide which is their arbitration”, he said.

In his remarks, the Chairman of Traditional Rulers Council of Oboro, in Ikwuano LGA of Abia State, HRM, King Larry Agwu Ogbonnaya applauded Ikoh for feats he has achieved so far in the areas, particularly the construction of Ahuwa Oboro road.

It is no longer news that the Honourable Minister, within his first three months in office, constructed aroas in his Ahuwa country home, as well as has empowered some youths and women of his immediate Community and the Council in general.

The traditional ruler, amidst elation, urged Ikoh to keep the fire aglow, as he used the medium to call on other sons and daughters of the land to emulate the good deeds.

King Larry used the medium to plead ask for forgiveness from the Ikoh, on behalf of Ikwuano, saying, “While we are thanking you, I want to also ask for your forgiveness, on behalf of our people. In whatever way we have treated you wrongly, please, forgive us”.

The royal father noted blankly that had been a source of joy to the people through the creation of employment opportunities in his Foam Industry.

“Our son here has shown us that he truly loves us. In less than one year as a Minister, look at the road construction and empowerment. So, this is the type of thing we need in Ikwuano. We need people who will go for us, represent us and put smiles on our faces and I call on other sons and daughters of Ikwuano to emulate him”, he advised.


Also, in an interview with, Barr. Chinatu Onwuchekwa, an illustrious son of Agbalu-Uzo Oboro thanked Ozurumba 1 of Ikwuano for deeming it fit to create an avenue for the people to come together as one to discuss the progress of their land.

Onwuchekwa reiterated that “we have no other place to call home so we must come together with one voice to ensure we make Ikwuano habitable for all and sundry”.

The renowned legal practitioner advised the youths of Ikwuano and Abia in general to embrace good conduct and eschew bad behaviour of whatever sort, as well as all manners of restiveness, saying “it is not in our culture to disrespect the elders of our community.”

He further appealed to Ikwuano sons and you who are in authority to endeavour to protect the rights of citizens, one of which he said, was to create employment opportunities for the latter.

Corroborating, Hon. Jerry Awa, Chairman of Abia State Environmental Protection Agency, (ASEPA), Zone commended the Minister for the demonstration of love towards the people.

Also, applauded him for the construction of Ahuwa road, as he called on other sons and daughters of Ikwuano to emulate the gestures so as to restore their long lost glory.

Meanwhile, he used the medium to implore the youths of the community to be law abiding and support those in authority.

Among stakeholders present at the occasion were the member-elect, Ikwuano State Constituency, Engr. Boniface Isienyi- Nchara Oloko; Elder Michael Nwosu of Obohia Ibere; the President of Oganihu Ikwuano, Chief Chukwuemeka Peters of Awomukwu Oboro, Prince Paddy Igbokwe of Azuiyi Oloko, etc.




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