The Chief of the Igbo Community in Sempe/Dansoman in Accra, Eze Samuel Ekezie, has commemorated his fifth year of enstoolment as the Chiefof his people.
The Dansoman Keep Fit Park over the weekend saw hundreds of dignitaries, chiefs, subjects of patrons, as well as well-wishers from far and near who joined the ‘King’ in the celebration.
Cladded in a beautiful kente cloth and adorned in gold ornaments, the king arrived at the venue at about 1330 hours amidst the blowing of traditional horns and “kete” with some “fontomfrom” tunes.
Speaking at the durbar, he said the occasion was very symbolic to the Yam Festival in Iboland and urged the youth to be abreast with its historical significance.
”All through my life here there has been a common platform that has brought many Igbos living in Accra and its environs to gather to commune and dialogue on issues that will enhance the welfare and also promote peaceful co-existence between us and our host; the good people of Sempe land, and Ghanaians at large”, he stressed.
He also urged all the brothers and sisters present to take part in the upcoming general election in Nigeria which, according to him, is a constitutional obligation of every Nigerian citizen.
Since his enstoolment in 2013, Eze Samuel Ekezie has rolled out several developmental projects in the community and across the country.
Over the past two months, a number of activities have been held as part of the anniversary, but what many people had been waiting for was last Saturday’s colourful activity.
The event was under the theme ”PROMOTING PEACE AND UNITY THROUGH CULTURE”.
By: Justice Dzido