Governor Hope Uzodimma of Imo State has lauded the Owerri indigenes for their unity of purpose that has helped to sustain their highly cherished cultural, traditional and historical festival, Oru Owerre.
The Governor did on Friday in a statement by his Chief Press Secretary and Media Adviser, Oguwike Nwachuku, as he felicitates with the people on this year’s Oru Owerre, the climax of the festival taking place on Saturday, August 5, 2023.
Governor Uzodimma recalls the huge benefits that accrue from the festival, top of which is the unity that Oru Owerre has helped to foster among the communities that comprise Owerri and their neighbours and congratulated the people for sustaining the Oru Owerre ceremony.
The Imo State Governor also noted that the Owerri indigenes have learnt over the years to live peacefully with their numerous neighbours regardless of sex, creed and ethnicity, noting that their friendly disposition should be a lesson to other communities in and outside Imo State.
He said he was not surprised that their fore fathers were visionary enough to concede that the seat of Imo State government be hosted by Owerri communities, a development the Governor said has helped to transform the place to a metropolitan area without losing its historical cum cultural and historical trajectory.
It is the wish of the Governor that the Oru Owerre will continue to be a source of sustainable unity among the leadership and other indigenes of Owerri such that the cultural, traditional and historical baton handed over to them by their forefathers will witness seamless generational transfer in the years ahead.
Governor Uzodimma finally urged the indigenes to remember the less privileged in their midst as they engage in the yearly merriment that comes with the Oru Owerre festival.