By Adekola Afolabi
Igbo community in Akure, has been advised to always maintain peaceful co-existence and unity with all ethnic groups for the development of the state capital in particular and Ondo State in general.
The first President-General of Igbo community in Akure, Ezeorji Titus Umewenke (JP), gave the advice at the annual Igbo General Assembly, Ondo State chapter in conjunction with the National headquarters of Ohaneze Ndigbo, Enugu State, held in Akure, the Ondo state capital.
He said the annual event which is celebrated worldwide was to appreciate the resilience and commitment of Igbos who have survived many difficult situations
Umewenke expressed joy over this year’s celebration, describing it as very successful.
He further assured the readiness of Igbos to continue to live in peace, unity and love with other tribes to ensure progress and development of their host communities.
The Igbo leader who said Igbos are one and that there is no division among the community, also advised all members of Igbo community to be patient and always wait for their time.
He explained that the annual event was supposed to hold on September 29, but was shifted till October 29 because of political parties’ primaries holding across the country..
The event was attended by dignitaries including the First Lady of Ondo State, Mrs Betty Anyanwu-Akeredolu, the Deji of Akure, Oba Aladelusi Aladetoyinbo, Igbo leaders and members across the state.