Sir Obi Aguocha Announces The Re-Establishment of Ohuhu Welfare Union Urban with The Mandate to Reclaim Ohuhu’s Socio-Political and Economic Image Across The Territory.
The President General, Ohuhu Welfare Union, Sir Obi Aguocha (Ogwumabiri Umuahia and Udo Ji Agu-Ohuhu) today announced the re-establishment of Ohuhu Welfare Union Urban. This announcement was made in a town hall meeting of Ndị Ohuhu resident in Umuahia Urban, Abia State.
Speaking while addressing the indigenes of Ohuhu land, Sir Aguocha noted that the identity of an Ohuhu man will never diminish as Ohuhu is the largest clan with the largest population and land mass size in Umuahia. He said, “Ohuhu is the strong tower and backbone of Umuahia.” He stressed, that it is on Court and old colonial records that the Urban boundary between Ohuhu and Ibeku is demarcated by the rail road tracks, laying and situate by ShopRite (old garki), adding that mischief makers have leveraged political power to divide the Ohuhu people by using them against each other.
Sir Aguocha further lamented the discrimination, inequity and injustice against the Ohuhu people resident in the Urban areas towards occupying elective positions in the territory. Stressing that Urban belongs to Ohuhu and Ibeku only, and as such, political offices are not the sole preserve of the Ibeku clan. Sir Aguocha emphasized that the Umuahia Central State House of Assembly Constituency (Urban) representative in the next 2023 general elections must be an Ohuhu person, Ibeku having occupied the position for 24 years now.
Sir Aguocha, while urging everyone to imbibe the spirit of brotherhood and co-operation with everyone including ndi Ibeku, charged Ohuhu people to ensure that all hands are on deck to see that Ohuhu secures its rightful position in presenting the next Federal House of Representative member among other considerations in the next general elections. He said, “this effort is sacrosanct to the Ohuhu Nation and it is none negotiable.”
Sir Aguocha also informed Ohuhu people of the Union’s absolute commitment and readiness towards reclaiming Ohuhu park, and the renaming of some major roads within the Ohuhu Urban areas, especially, the old Uzuakoli Road after Ohuhu and its worthy and notable sons and daughters. Finally, he said, “We will stand by any political party, irrespective of their affinity that gives an Ohuhu person the nomination ticket for the governorship or for any other elective positions.”
In their separate speeches while representing the many hundreds in attendance, H/Chief. F. C Nweke, Chief William Ekeleme, Chief Emma Aguikwu, Bishop (Rev) Igodo, Chief Nwokocha, and Acho Ojukwu expressed their gratitude for the President’s August visit, noting the perfect timing and urgent need for the re-establishment of the Ohuhu Welfare Union Urban. They called for the peaceful and urgent co-operation and organization amongst the Ohuhu People living at Umuahia urban.
The President’s entourage, which included the RtH Clement Onyeoziri, Comrades Okey Ufomadu and Emma Nwokenna among others spoke about maximizing Ohuhu’s voter strength, particularly, those polling units belonging to Urban wards 2 and 3 respectively.
The assembly expressed its regrets at the blatant level of impunity and marginlization of the Ohuhu People in the Urban area, adding that Sir Obi Aguocha’s visit today was a wake up call which has re-ignited them to change the negative narrative. They promised to keep the fire burning henceforth and assured that the next meeting which will take place soon, will witness more numbers of Ndi Ohuhu, both men, women and youths respectively in attendance.