By Emeka Ozumba
The wife of the governor of Anambra State, Dr Mrs Ebelechukwu Obiano (Osodieme), Wednesday lent support to first Anambra born new Mayor of London Borough of Brent, Mayor Ernest Ezeajughi, at an impressive Annual General Meeting and Mayor Making ceremony held at the Brent Council Centre, London.
The new Mayor of the London Borough of Brent, Mayor Ernest Ezeajughi, who until the investiture was the Deputy Mayor, is an illustrious son of Anambra State and the state government under governor Willie Obiano has a clear policy of supporting Anambra indigenes who through hard work and dedicated service to community have brought honour and dignity to the State in particular and Nigeria as a whole.
In view of the political weight of this development, the wife of the governor attended the London event to reassure the new Mayor that Ndi Anambra were with him in his moment of glory and high responsibility and that they expected him to do his best in the service of his mayoral district and humanity.
Speaking on the significance of the event, Osodieme said they came to support their son who had made them proud by distinguishing himself and being honoured with more responsibility by the people of Brent as their Mayor.
According to Osodieme, ‘I am particularly happy because it is not every time that we get to hear bad story about our country. This is one good example and ndi Anambra and our governor are delighted and we have no doubt that he will continue to excel.’
In his reaction, a member of Anambra State delegation to the Mayor Making and member Representing Ayamelum Constituency in Anambra State House of Assembly, Hon Uche Okafor, eulogized Mayor Ezeajughi for showing good focus and competence while presiding over the Council meeting and commended the governor of Anambra State and his wife, Osodieme, for rallying round the new Mayor.
Earlier in his acceptance speech, Mayor Ernest Ezeajughi expressed his appreciation at the honour done to him by various dignitaries who attended the event from across the world, especially Nigeria. He singled out the wife of the governor of Anambra State and thanked her and her delegation for their support. He also pledged to work closely with her NGO, Caring Family Caring Family Enhancement Initiative (CAFÉ), and others in his chosen cause for charity during his tenure.
Ezeajughi, a 1998 graduate of Nnamdi Azikiwe University Awka, is a native of Awgbu, Orumba North Local Government Area of Anambra State. He was elected Councillor by the College of Councillors of Brent, London, as a member of the Labour Party representing Stonebridge Ward at Brent Council in 2014; re-elected in 2018 and was until recently Deputy Mayor of Brent.
Other members of Anambra State delegation to the epoch Mayor Making event included; three members of the Legislators Wives Association (LEWA), led by the wife of the Deputy Speaker of Anambra State House of Assembly, Mrs. Sylvia Oseke; and Mrs. Lilian Ibuzo and Mrs Uche Enwezor.