As part of activities to commemorate Nigeria’s sixtieth independence anniversary today, 1st October 2020, the Senior Special Assistant to Governor Willie Obiano on Inter-Party Affairs, Chief Ben Obi led some APGA party faithful to honour three founding fathers in Nigeria, who are of Anambra extraction.
The founding fathers so honoured include, late Dr Nnamdi Azikiwe, late Chief Dim Odumegwu Ojukwu and late Dr Nwafor Orizu.
The visit were a member of the board of trustees of APGA, Chief Rommey Eze-Onwuka, Special Adviser on Budget/Efficiency Unit/ AIRS, Chief Melie Onyejepu, among others.
The visit first took the party members to the Ziks Mausoleum, Onitsha where presentations were made, afterwhich they proceeded to late Ojukwu’s final resting place in his hometown, Nnewi and rounded off the visit, paying homage at late Nwafor Orizu’s resting place.
Speaking on the reason for the visit, Chief Obi said that the late fathers deserve all the respect.
While calling on ndi Igbo to think home investment-wise, Chief Chukwuemeka Odumegwu Ojukwu Junior said that it is a thing of honour to be remembered for great deeds, advocating for unity to make Nigeria work with equality across board, because ndi Igbo have alot to offer Nigeria.
Also speaking, Prince Onwanetilora Nwafor-Orizu, Prince Nnamsom Nwafor-Orizu and Dr. Uju Nwafor-Orizu, appreciated Governor Obiano, stressing that it is the first of its kind by any government and called for a recourse to education and other virtues which their patriarchs stood and fought for including, patriotism, nationalism, service and giving.
Cows and APGA Uniforms were used to pay homage to the families.
Highpoint was dance and tour of Nwafor Orizu Library collections which contains many of his personal effects till his demise.