By Ononye VC
The Senator representing Anambra Central Senatorial District, Senator Uche Ekwunife (Iyom) has paid tribute to the traditional ruler of the ancient Onitsha Kingdom, His Royal Majesty, Igwe Nnaemeka Alfred Achebe, CFR, the Obi of Onitsha, as he celebrated his 80th birthday on Friday, May 14, 2021.
Ekwunife joined family, friends and well-wishers across the world to celebrate the Chairman Anambra State Council of Traditional Rulers.
She described the renowned monarch as one of Nigeria’s most outstanding promoters of justice, unity, peace and harmony in the country.
Ekwunife extolled the first class traditional ruler for his exemplary roles, and immense contributions to nation building.
She attested to the fact that the reign of Igwe Achebe has essentialized the role of the traditional institution as a platform for not only advancing socio-cultural growth but driving economic development, considering the selfless services and demonstration of true and excellent leadership the traditional ruler has exhibited.
The Igbo-Ukwu born Senator appreciates the monarch for his commitment towards poverty alleviation, healthcare development and education, and commends him for his general contributions to humanity.
Ekwunife, on behalf of her family and entire campaign organization wished the respected traditional ruler a happy birthday. She prayed God to grant Igwe Achebe many more years in sound health as he continues to deploy his experience, wisdom and sound knowledge in service to the nation and humanity.

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