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Peace returns to Abia community 18 years after rancour

By Gordi Udeajah, Aba
29 December 2020   |   3:02 am
After about 18 years of misunderstanding and quarrelling, peace has returned to the Eziukwu-Aba ancient kingdom in Abia State.

After about 18 years of misunderstanding and quarrelling, peace has returned to the Eziukwu-Aba ancient kingdom in Abia State.
 
The climax of the reign of peace was the revival of the long-forgotten Eziukwu-Aba Day held at their civic centre as part of the yuletide celebrations.

 
Members of the ancient kingdom from several villages trooped to the civic centre to dance to their ancient Ikoro cultural music, embracing one another over their newfound love.
 
Declaring that peace had returned to the town, the newly-elected President-General of Eziukwu-Aba autonomous community, Chijioke Ibenji, described the 2020 Eziukwu-Aba Day celebration as very unique.
 
He acknowledged the intervention of well-meaning indigenes of Eziukwu-Aba, led by Chief Dimgba Ogbonna, whom he said saw the need to reverse the anomaly and ushered in peaceful co-existence in the town.
 
President of the youths, Comrade Hopeson Owuala, assured that youths would ensure that the newfound peace was not truncated by anyone in any form, stressing that they now have hope for a better tomorrow.
 
Also, chairperson of Eziukwu-Aba Women Association, Mrs Ego Johnson Aru, said: “All the women are glad to see peace restored back to the land and will not only ensure its sustenance but ensure it is bearing enduring fruits.”

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