TENSION IN AWKA ANAMBRA STATE AS RIVAL MONARCHS THREATEN TO CELEBRATE OFALA FESTIVAL

Ahead of today’s annual traditional ruler’s festival in Awka, Anambra State, there are fears of clashes between two rival monarchs in the community. Obi Gibson Nwosu, Eze Uzu II of Awka, who was crowned the traditional ruler and issued a certificate of recognition by the state government, but purportedly deposed, had fixed today for his dance of the blacksmith (Egwu-Uzu) at Awka Civic Centre. Nwosu, who still enjoys the state government support, plans to honour some indigenes and non-indigenes for their services and contributions to the community. But his rival,…

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