AKUMAZI (Ika Weekly) – Akumazi-Umuocha in Ika North East Local Government Area of Delta State marked this yearâ€™s annual festival which lasted for 2 weeks, ranging from Iwaji, Igbumkpisi, Ogbanigbe and Obis personal new yam festival as the climax.
The festival attracted indigenes of the community at home and abroad, including traditional Chiefs and other people from neighbouring villages.
As people paid homage to the traditional ruler, His Royal Majesty, S.C. Osagie 111 (JP), pleasantries were exchanged amongst celebrants.
The traditional monarch of the community, His Royal Majesty, Stephen Chukwuyemeze Osajie 111 (JP), urged his subjects to attach much importance to the festival since it is a cultural heritage as laid down by their ancestors for present and future generations.
The Obi advised the people of Akumazi to be law abiding, because, according to him, no community can develop in an atmosphere of rancor and lawlessness.
He pointed out that this yearâ€™s celebration was very peaceful and prayed God to keep the people alive to witness more celebrations in his domain.
Also speaking, Chief Ifeanyi Zic Emefene, the Odogun-Ebi of Akumazi Kingdom warned that the time of Ogbanigbe festival should not be an avenue to block public roads, inflict injuries on people or extort money from the road users.
He advised the people, particularly the youths in particular not to allow the joy of celebration to land them into trouble.