Published On: Sun, Mar 31st, 2013

Jonathan, Clark, Itsekiri Monarch, Others Eulogies Olomu Monarch on Silver Jubilee Celebration

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Ovie of Olomu Ohworode


By Socrates Odje
WARRI – IT was a great moment Saturday in Olomu Kingdom as His Royal Majesty, Ovie R.L. Ogbon, Ogoni-Oghoro I, Royal Canon, the Ohworode of Olomu Kingdom celebrates his 96th birthday and silver jubilee on the throne amidst fanfare.
The monarch was installed as the only ordained Anglican Royal Canon in the World in 2011, also installed as the Okpako r’ Orere (Oldest Person) of Ogoni-Olomu, a retired Inspector of Education.

The ceremony was attended by the high and mighty in the society with President Goodluck Jonathan sending in goodwill message through Niger Delta Leader, Chie Edwin K. Clark as Prof. Amos Utuama, Deputy Governor represented Governor Emmanuel Uduaghan just at His Majesty Ogiame Atuwatse II, Olu of Warri led a galaxy of traditional rulers.
The atmosphere was unique as Olomu sons and daughters led by Olorogun Moses Taiga, President General of Olomu Kingdom attired in the Ohworode of Olomu customized wrappers and shirts thronged the venue early to celebrate the longest serving King in Olomu and the present oldest monarch in Delta State.
The celebrant who dons all red traditional royal attire atop a beaded Royal Canon cone shaped crown was oozing with joy and satisfaction when his long convoy entered the Otorere_Olomu Secondary School, venue of the epoch making event.
Chief E.K. Clark, who chaired the occasion describe the Ohworode as peace loving whose reign has brought great development to Olomu Kingdom.
According to him, “I congratulate you at 96, your reign has been peaceful, you have brought development to Olomu in the past 25years, I told the President about your anniversary, he sent a goodwill message, by the time you will be 100 any difference still hanging on would have been cleared.”
President Goodluck Jonathan in his goodwill message read by Olorogun Moses Taiga, said, “As You celebrate the twin glorious occasion of your 96th birthday and the 25th anniversary of your coronation, I congratulate Your Majesty and the good people of Olomu Kingdom on behalf of my family, the Government and people of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.
“It is my prayer that the legacy of peace, harmony, prosperity, and steadfastness progress which the Olomu Kingdom has witnessed during your reign will endure perpetually even as Almighty God blesses you with robust health and many more years of fulfillment.
“The ideals of uncommon patriotism, unassailable piety, sterling leadership qualities which you epitomize, are worthy traits which will continue to inspire us in our national transformation efforts. May god continue to protect Your Majesty and bless the people of olomu Kingdom and our nation, Nigeria.”
Governor Emmanuel Represented by his Deputy, Prof. Amos Utuama said, “Today is very special and historic, Ohworode is a King who is a recorder of affairs, he is the longest serving Ohworode; his reign of 25years has witnessed unprecedented development, we have many sons and daughters of Olomu who are well placed, what else do he need? On behalf of the Government of Delta State, we congratulate you.
“Of course for being the oldest reigning king in Delta State, we congratulate you, much as we said, the celebration is a worthy one, I am here representing the Delta State people, I want to thank everyone who came for this event, the longevity of our king be your portion.”
His Majesty Ogiame Atuwatse II, Olu of Warri, HRM, Orhue I, Orodje of Okpe, HRM, Pere Charles, Paramount Ruler of Seimbiri Kingdom; HRM Eriekevwe II, Ovie of Idjerhe Kingdom; HRM Obi of Owa, HRM, Agadagba of Egbema, HRM Abe I, Ovie of Uvwie, HRM Richard Ebelle, Okorefe I, Ovie of Agbarha-Otor; HRM Eruvwedede, Ovie of Evwreni; HRM Ebenanaowei of Iduwini Kingdom; HRM Pere of Akugbene-Mein Kingdom; HRM Okporufuoma, Ovie of Ewu Kingdom; HRM Pere Samuel Evah; HRM Okukeren III, Ovie of Arhavwarien Kingdom; HRM Ojeta II, Ovie of Oruarivie-Abraka Kingdom; HRM Ezuwei I, Ebenanaowei of Obotebe Kingdom makes the list of a long row of Monarchs.
Chief E.K. Clark; Maj-Gen. David Ejoor (Rtd); Olorogun Felix Ibru; Prof K Ekuale, Prof. Godini G. Darah, Prof. Ekhuerhanre, Prof. Onigu Otite; Olorogun Okiemute Oviri Okwagbe; Olorogun and Mrs. Oscar Ibru; Olorogun Oviri Uto, Transition Committee Chairman Ughelli-South; Hon. Justice T.K. Dugbo, Chief Peter Clever Obakponovwe, Chief Olori Magege, Chiarman Waste Management Board, AIG Cyprian Onophrojire, Olorogun Joe Unuame; Olorogun M.P. Ovwiagbedia, Olorogun John Oguma, Olorogun John Ewenede, Dr. James Omorovwon were also present.

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