The Director ABN TV, a leading online medium in Nigeria, Mr Ifeanyi Okali has hosted a traditional wrestling (Ufie/Ikoro Mgba) competition among youths in Ebem Ohafia, Ohafia L.G.A Abia State.
The age-long culture which is on the verge of extinction usually comes preparatory to the new yam festival in the community.
On Saturday, the three clans, Ekeluogo, Eziukwu, and Mgbaga slugged it out at the grand finale of the competition at Eziukwu village square.
It featured the junior and senior wrestlers, as locals cheered their representatives.
Winners were encouraged with cash gift, even as Mr. Okali promised that the event next year (2023) will be more interesting.
He urged indigenes of Ebem home and abroad to contribute their quota in reviving the culture of the people.
Okali, an executive member of Ebem Ohafia Development Union, EODU applauded the traditional ruler of the community, Kpoke 1 of Ekeluogo Ebem Autonomous Community and Paramount Ruler of Ebem, Ohafia Ancient Kingdom, HRH Ezie Ukoha Kalu Ukoha for his efforts in keeping the norms and traditions of the people alive.
He also applauded the central executive of Ebem Ohafia Development Union, EODU led by the President General, Chief Emeka Mba for creating the Chieftaincy and Cultural Committee that will work in synergy with Eze in council of the community.