The 3rd Ofala festival of the traditional ruler of Amorka Community, the Ogbuehi Jideofor V, HRH Igwe Kenneth Okolie Obiriolemgbe (KSJI. JP), will hold on April 30, 2016 at his palace at Umuezike.
The monarch, who disclosed this in a statement he personally signed, apologised to the people of Amorka for the late coming of the 3rd Ofala festival, assuring them that the next festival would be celebrated as at when due.
“My good people of Amorka , kindly join hands with the Igwe to promote, keep and maintain the traditions of our land. So, all hands must be on deck to enable us achieve our targeted goals as a community.
“Peace is essential in our community. I talk of peace because I know that no community can grow if there is no peace. It therefore becomes very pertinent for us all to maintain peace in our various homes.”
According to him, top federal and state government officials are expected to grace the occasion. Anambra State Governor, Chief Willie Obiano, Dr. ABC Orjiakor, Senator Andy Uba, Senator Annie Okonkwo, House of Representatives member, Hon Emeka Anohu, member, Anambra State House of Assembly, Hon Chidi Udemadu, Commissioner for Local Government, Chieftaincy and Town Union Matters, Hon. Greg Obi, are among the prominent people that would be present at the August event.
Others, he said are Commissioner for Special Duties, Chairman, Ihiala Local Government, Hon Tabugboo and Chief Executive Officer Global Industries Limited, Elder Jude Udeozor.
Igwe K.O. Obiriolemgbe was forced back home from the Seat of Caliphate Sokoto in 2000 to ascend the vacant throne of his late Dad HRH Igwe Paul O. Obiriolemgbe after he passed on.
In accordance with the chieftaincy constitution, Obiriolemgbe was installed officially in 2001. He was presented to the then governor of Anambra State Dr. Chinwoke Mbadinuju and in 2002, he was issued a Certificate of Recognition and a Staff of Office as the Jideofor V of Amorka by Mbadinuju.
His good leadership and determination in participating in things that would promote his community, his local government and the state in general earned him a promotion in the Anambra State Traditional Rulers Council.
The Monarch, however, commended Governor Willie Obiano for the good work he is doing in the state, adding that the prayers of the people of Anambra State will continue to guide him and his team.