Live at the Otuocha township stadium
The challenge cup is an initiative of comr. Chinedu Obidigwe for the people of Anambra east and west federal constituency, may it interest you to note that Anambra east and west is made up of 25 political wards with 15 in east and 10 in west .
Apart from the above mentioned wards , members of the students union body of Anambra east and west, members of the national youth council of Nigeria east and west chapter and indeed the representatives of the ASATU youth wings formed part of the team .
From the available record, a total of 28 teams shall play the AKA OMA CHALLENGE CUP .
And today the Eziagulu otu ward and representatives of the ASATU youth wings opened the field for their first leg to mark the official kick off of the great tournament .
While saying the opening prayers to officially kick off the match , the Bishop of Anglican communion Afikpo Diocese the most Rev. Dr. Paul Udogu emphasised on the need to place God first in all we are doing .
He prayed that the AKA OMA challenge cup shall serve as an instrument of peace and unity in Anambra east and west as well as promoting ideas that will not only discover talented young people within the zone in sports competition but that which shall transform the lives of our teaming youths .
The Bishop further asked God to grant every good intention upon which Hon. Obidigwe initiated the sports competition especially his intension to represent the good people of Anambra east and west in the green chamber of the national Assembly.
In his remark, Chief Chinedu Obidigwe appreciated the presence of the over fifteen Thousand ( 15000) members seated to witness the official kick off of his challenge cup from Anambra east and west and friends across the state who equally came to share with him.
The great youth mobilizer seized the medium to inform the intimidating crowd that he was motivated to initiate his challenge cup due to his passion ,interest and commitment in youth and sports .
He further noted that the ten motorcycle he shall soon give out to APGA ward chairmen of Anambra west before the end of the event was donated by friends and well wishers as part of their support for his 2019 green chamber agenda .
Obidigwe also advised those asking his source of income to stop asking such an irrelevant question because the way Engr. Dr. Arthur Eze is supporting some persons in politics is also the same way he have his own sponsors in politics.
He added that in all he has done so far in terms of empowerment was entirely sponsored by his friends who drive joy in what he is doing in the sate.
Obidigwe stated that his going to Abuja will usher in a new dawn for the people of Anambra east and west as he shall do everything humanly possible to give his good people a quality representation .
The event was attended by all the traditional rulers in Anambra east and west led by the oldest traditional rulers in Anambra east ( Igwe N.N kelly, and the Okalakwu of Igbariam kingdom ), members of the president general of Anambra east and west, all the ward chairmen of Anambra east and west, Women leaders , youth leaders ,and local government excos of APGA Ananbra east and west.
Members of the state working committee of APGA and indeed local government transition chairmen were also present .