Abolishment of ohu practice in Oguta
Dear Umu Ameshi,
Earlier on in the year, the Oguta UK Association (OUA) had a discussion about the ohu issue. It was unanimously agreed that this practice is archaic and outdated and should have no place in a modern society like our dear Ameshi.
OUA has since then engaged the Eze-Igwe, Eze Anene, Ogene, and the secretary of Igbu society. Our request to them was simple, to abolish the ohu practice.
OUA understand that this is a sensitive issue to many people, for a variety of reasons. We also understand the need to handle the issues in a peaceful and none violent manner. There is no need to be militant in our approach, rather we should all peacefully present our position to the individuals who have the authority to affect the required change.
Whilst we recognize the zeal and determination of so many people to do something about this, we want to make sure that this is handled in the best way possible and by the right individuals or offices.This is why we have requested the Eze-Igwe in council, who are the custodians of our culture, to look into it and advise on the way forward in order to abolish this practice.
One thing that came out of the communication with the Eze-Igwe is the need to test the appetite of the people in getting rid of this unfair practice.
Based on this could you please sign the petition to abolish ohu practice in Oguta.