CHAIRMAN OF ANAOCHA LGA, HONORABLE PATRICK ESTATE ONYEDUM HOSTS THE SECOND EDITION OF ANAOCHA ATHLETICS CHAMPIONSHIP
By Comr. Rome (Ichida)
02 March 2022
It was leadership by example in display as the Transition Committee Chairman of Anaocha Local Government Area, Honourable Patrick Estate Onyedum hosted the second edition of Anaocha Athletics Championship.
The competition which took place at Ichida community secondary school field on the 25th and 26th of February captured Sixteen Secondary Schools in Anaocha Local Government Area.
Hon. Onyedum , through this initiative has shown an example and also made sure that all the promises he made to Ndi Anaocha was fulfilled.
Speaking during the event, Hon. Patrick Estate Onyedum, said his aim and objective of the second edition was to fulfill the promises made to Ndi Anaocha with respect to bringing out the best talents among the secondary schools students in Anaocha Local Government Area and nurture their spirits of sportsmanship as well select the hidden talents among the schools across the ten communities in Anaocha Local Government, by making sure that their dreams and goals are being fulfilled through his supports and encouragements.
Hon. Onyedum, is the chairman of Athletics South East Nigeria, who has been projecting this objective for decades.
Indeed the first edition of Anaocha Athletic championship was selected among them, they were trained and send to represent Anambra State of which one among them is now in Europe, enjoying Hon. Onyedum fruit of the labour through his sponsorship which some of them are now representing Anambra State in various Athletic fields and and later gave some two athlete one year scholarship
The Chairman of the Occasion Chief Inno Posh Chiekezie ( Isi Ochendo Anaocho) expressed his happiness for such wonderful gesture and encourages the students to always embrace the good system of projecting the Athletes by Hon. Onyedum stating that they should make use of such opportunity in brighting their futures and later gave two athlete 2 years scholarship.
He ceases the opportunity to thanked the organisers and those who had made event possible and promised to be supportive for such initiative.
In his goodwill message, the former Senator Of Anambra Central, Sen.Dr Victor Umeh ( Ohamadike Ndigbo),expressed happiness for what he saw on ground which shows that Hon. Onyedum is a man of his words urging him never to relent.
Contributing, the member representing Anaocha/Dunukofia and Njikoka at the Green Chambers, Chief Dozie Nwankwo extolled Hon. Onyedum for such a wonderful project of grooming the students so as to make best talents among them pointing out that indeed, this has shown that *Hon. Onyedum is able and capable to pilot Anaocha even beyond.
He promised to support the initiative by making sure that the dreams continues thereby appreciated the principals, and game masters for their corporation for making sure that the dreams of Anaocha Local Government Chairman (Hon. Patrick Estate Onyedum) has came to fulfillment and he urged the students to embrace such gesture.
He also promised to make sure that all those that came successful are well harness and projected to the State level .
Eloquently speaking, Hon. Pete Ibida , expressed his joy for what he saw and he ceased the opportunity to urge the students in the 10th communities in Anaocha Local Government to embrace such, he also promised to pick some talented students to sponsor them in his foundation in making sure that the dreams and goals of their futures are well harness for the growth of Anambra State.
Chief Sir Cyril Okoye (Ezeani Adazie n’ Adazi) , thanked Hon. Onyedum for such a wonderful initiative and assured he will keep on supporting the project when ever he is been called upon, because the future of the youths is a priority for any government to protect and later gave 5 students scholarship for 2 years .
In his remarks, Hon. Ejike Okechukwu (Ogbuefinukoefi)
member representing Anaocha constituency 2, stated clearly that the bold steps taken will take the youths off the street and channel their mind to something meaningful.
Results of the event
Overall female from Obeledu Eze peace
:won 5 gold and 1 sliver .
2.Over All male ,from Obeledu .Chukwuma Johnpaul -5 Gold,While the both got one year Scholarship .
_The presentation of gold medals, raffle draws, silver bronzes, pleasantries formed the high light of the occasion_ .