Otti tasks Obi of Onitsha on sustaining statesmanly virtues, others
Abia State governor-elect, Dr. Alex Otti, has tasked the Obi of Onitsha, the commercial hub of Ananmbra State, Igwe Alfred Achebe, to keep upholding those statesmanly virtues, which have accorded him deserved recognition, respect and accolades wherever he went.”
Otti assured the Chairman of South East Council of Traditional Rulers, that his name would continue to be associated with excellence and accomplishments if he continuous to tread the virtuous path.
In a goodwill message to Achebe, who marked his 82 birthday anniversary, yesterday, the Abia governor-elect, described him as an accomplished statesman, revered royal father, and a peace-loving senior citizen with progressive ideas, as well as charisma worthy of emulation.
Otti’s congratulatory message to the Obi Onitsha reads in part: “Igwe Alfred Achebe is royalty personified, because he has consistently brought class and colour in leadership as a first class traditional ruler. He has ensured that the best of our culture is seen and felt at all times, and in a manner that has been thrilling and inspiring.”
According to Otti’s Special Adviser (Media and Publicity), Ferdinand Ekeoma, the governor-elect applauded Achebe for being outstanding in many areas of human endeavor, which include: culture, education, industry and others. He noted that the Obi of Onitsha has utilised his education and influence to engender peace, unity and development for the good of humanity.
Otti recalled the beautiful memories and strong relationship he had with the royal father while they worked closely in the corporate world, stating that their relationship has remained cordial.