Umeh’s Thanksgiving: Assemblage of political big wigs


All the roads leading to Aguluzigbo witnessed an unusual surge on Easter Monday as political allies, friends, colleagues and captains of industry as well as many other resourceful political stakeholders traveled from far and near to witness the Thanksgiving Ceremony of Senator Victor Umeh OFR for his Victory in the 2023 Senatorial Election in Anambra Central Senatorial District.

The Event which began with a Mass of Thanksgiving presided over by His Eminence, Peter Cardinal Ebere Okpalaeke ( Bishop of Ekwulobia Diocese) and concelebrated by the Archbishop of Onitsha Ecclesiastical Province, His Grace, Most Rev. Valerian Maduka Okeke and the Bishop of Awka Diocese, His Lordship, Most Rev. Paulinus Ezeokafor as well as the Bishop of Nnewi Diocese, His Lordship, Most Rev. Jonas Benson Okoye (represented), also had over two hundred priests and members of the religious community in attendance. Participating also were a delegation of the Methodist Church of Nigeria led by the Bishop of Awka Diocese, Rt. Rev. Onyekachi Nwakama and his counterparts in the Anglican Communion.

After the Thanksgiving Mass which held at St. Patrick’s Catholic Church, Aguluzigbo, the mammoth crowd retired to the country home of Senator Victor Umeh for the reception.

It was indeed a gathering of the who’s who in Anambra political space including three former Governors of Anambra State, His Excellency Mr. Peter Obi (former presidential candidate and Leader of Labour Party) and his wife, Lady Margaret Obi, H.E Senator Chris Nwabueze Ngige ( former Governor, Senator of Anambra Central and Minister of Labour) and H.E Dame Virgy Etiaba (Mama Anambra).

Highpoint of the Day was the emotion rousing speech by Senator Victor Umeh during which he thanked God for orchestrating his political trajectory from the point of uncertainties to a glorious end and ‘more importantly’ for the reconciliation and re-union of him

By Ifeizu Joe

Ifeizu is a seasoned journalist and Managing Editor of TheRazor. He has wide knowledge of Anambra State and has reported the state objectively for over a decade.

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