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Igala People are my People – Hon Lawrence Onuchukwu

Vice Chairman, Abuja Municipal Area Council (AMAC), Lawrence Onuchukwu presenting certificate to madaki, Ofu, Benson Edegbo Samson duing the Coronation Ceremony of Ogah Attah and Onuh Igala, Karu Jikwoyi Chief Abdulsallam Tijani Musa and his Council members on 05/05/2018. Picture by:New Life Photo

The Vice Chairman, Abuja Municipal Area Council (AMAC), Hon Lawrence Onuchukwu has reiterated that the Igala people are trustworthy and reliable people to work with.

Hon Onuchukwu while representing the AMAC Chairman, Abdullahi Adamu Candido affirmed this in his good will message delivered during the coronation ceremony of Ogah Attah and Onuh Igala, Karu-Jikwoyi, Chief Abdulsallam Tijani Musa and his council members.

Hon Onuchukwu said, “Igala people are my people because they are trustworthy and reliable.

“My driver is an Igala person, my cook is an Igala person, and the first woman that matters to me politically is an Igala woman.

“When they say they are with you, they are with you. We will continue to work with you Igala people, because you are wonderful.

“I want to use this opportunity to say that Igala people thank you, God bless Igala land. May your days be long. On behalf of Abuja Municipal Area Council, I want to say that the Chairman is not around, but then the Vice Chairman is around and I want to support this occasion with a hundred thousand naira.

“I also want to use this opportunity to tell you that I need your support and votes for second term. I want to come back for second term.”, he continued.

The coronation ceremony featured cultural display and the inauguration and presentation of certificates to all council members of Ogah Attah and Onuh Igala, Karu-Jikwoyi Chiefdom.

The council members include, Prince Abdulrahman Adejoh Obaje, Gago, Jikwoyi Phase 1, Emmanuel Omojah, Gago, Jikwoyi Phase 2, Ali Aruwa Isah, Gago, Jikwoyi Phase 3-4, Gabriel Acheneje, Gago, Dagbana, Muhammed Isah, Gago, SS Quarters/Angwa-gede, Musa Imam Abdulhameed, Gago, Karu-village, Alhaji Haruna Suleiman, Gago, Karu-site.

Others are Musa Isah Gbadaligi, Madaki, Dekina, Philip Isa Umoru, Madaki, Igalamela/Odoku, Benson Edegbo Samson, Madaki, Ofu, Seidu Muhammed, Madaki, Olamaboro, Hajia Lami Adams, Magajiya, Jikwoyi Phase 1, Rebecca Akawo, Magajiya, Jikwoyi Phase 2, Abdullahi Memunat Ibrahim, Magajiya, Angwa-gede, Hon Hajiya Rekiya Muhammed Amanabo, Magajiya, Karu, Hajiya Rekiya Ibrahim, Magajiya, Karu, Imam Yusuf Suleiman, Chief Imam, Igala Jikwoyi and Pastor Adama Adejoh, Chief Pator, Igala Jikwoyi.

In his address, the Igala Cultural Development Association (ICDA), Shaibu Muhammed Kebiru said the choice of Chief Abdullsallam Tijani Musa was unanimous.

Shaibu said, “The journey did not just start today. It started when the entire people of Karu-Jikwoyi came under one umbrella of brotherhood and sisterhood and collectively choose the eminent Alhaji Abdulsallam Tijani Musa Oroko to be the rallying point for all the good people of Igala tribe. This was after the stool of Onuh Igala became vacant after the demise of Chief Alhaji Idris Bala Audu on 13th August 2017.

“When we journeyed to the Palace of The Attah of Igala, His royal majesty, Dr. Michael Idakwo Ameh Oboni II to present Alhaji Abdulsallam to him as our new leader, it was a twin surprise. In the face of Alhaji Abdulsallam numerous achievements and assistance to Igala sons and daughters, Gabaidu added another title which is Ogah Attah to him. Hence Alhaji Abdulsallam coronation as the Ogah Attah and Onuh Igala Karu-Jikwoyi came up on the 27th of February 2018.” He continued.

The coronation ceremony was an event that witnessed thousands of Igala sons and daughters and their friends in attendance.

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