Okpekpe indigenes trade Easter vacation for road race
Owing to the enthusiasm that now heralds the hosting of the Okpekpe 10 kilometer road race, most of the indigenes traded their Easter vacation for the May 16 competition.
The National President, Okpekpe Clan Development Union (OCDU), Ellams Umogane, disclosed that since the legendary tale of the tournament has struck a chord around the world in 2013, so many indigenes and non-indigenes now want to come and see
things for themselves.
Umogane said: “To some people, the advertorial on the television, newspaper stories seem surreal in view of the fact that such places and events are not easy to come by in Nigeria. These people have insisted on witnessing this year’s event.
“Some of them deliberately refused to travel home for Easter because they want to be part of this year’s history making event.”
According to him, Okpekpe residents are already looking forward to seeing that day. Some youths, said the OCDU boss, have long commenced training in order to clinch some of the attractive prizes for the Edo indigenes category.
He also revealed some innovative businessmen have been working round the clock to showcase new wares during the tournament.
Commending the effort of the organizers of the event, Umogane noted that the community will always provide the friendly environment required for the event to thrive.