By VINCENT UJUMADU
AWKA—THE Obi of Onitsha, Igwe Alfred Achebe, yesterday, frowned at the decision of All Progressives Congress, APC, to hold its governorship flag off on the day he was rounding up his annual Ofala festival.
According to the monarch, it was very disrespectful for a political party, in spite of almost one year notice for the Ofala, to fix its rally the same day and out of annoyance, struck his symbol of tradition three times to express his feelings.
Igwe Achebe had earlier debunked the insinuation in some quarters that he resigned as the chairman of the state Traditional Rulers Council on account of differences with Governor Obi, insisting that having been in the position for over five years, it was time for others to serve in the same capacity.
He said that he enjoyed good and harmonious relationship with Governor Obi, who, he said, accorded him due respect punctuated by reciprocity, adding that he was behind him in the quest for Anambra North to produce the next governor in the spirit of equity and fairness.
In his speech, Obi expressed surprise that a true Igbo son, who is supposed to understand, would allow his party to fix a rally in Onitsha the same day the Obi of Onitsha was performing Ofala festival.
The monarch called on the people of the state to continue to respect traditional institution, adding that no politician would try such a thing in APC- controlled state.