The crowned prince of Eliozu Community, Chief Fyneluck I J Woko has asked Nigerians to give President Tinubu more time to fix the country and provide dividends of democracy for the citizens.
Prince Woko said this while celebrating the new yam festival with his age mates under the aegis of Otu Mkpoma Age Grade on 1st October at his palace in Eliozu,Oroigwe Port Harcourt.
The Eliozu Crowned Prince whose age grade meeting coincided the Independence Day celebration, said he understood that Nigerians are going through difficult times as a result of removal of fuel subsidies which has jerked up prices of goods and services,but pleaded that the President be given more time to work and fix the country for the benefit of its citizens. According to him, one hundred days is not enough to assess President Tinubu’s achievements and its impact on the people.
Elaborating on the new yam festival, Prince Fyneluck said he inherited it from his late father, Eze I J Woko, stressing that he celebrates it every year with his Otu Mkpoma Age Grade of Oroigwe Kingdom.
He told Journalists that the celebration of the new yam is to thank God for a good harvest and to pray to Him to continue to bless his people with bountiful harvest.
“I will maintain the celebrations of the new yam festival as it is an inheritance from my late father, Eze IJ Woko who reigned as paramount ruler of Eliozu Community for many years before he joined his ancestors in 2019” he told Journalists.
Chief Nsirim Omunakwe, the Vice Chairman of Otu Mkpoma Age Grade congratulated their age mate, Prince Fyneluck Woko for always celebrating the new yam festival with them, stressing that new yam festival is a way of maintaining the culture and tradition of Oroigwe people.
Prince Fyneluck’s younger brother, Elder Ogwu Woko who is the head of Orji family in the Royal Family of Eliozu who came to pay solidarity to him during the meeting praised the crowed Prince for maintaining the culture of Eliozu Community by celebrating the new yam festival as his father did when he was alive. He urged him to continue to maintain the tradition.