Published On: Sat, Apr 6th, 2013

STORY/PHOTO SPLASH: Uduaghan’s Aide, Majemite, Wife, Celebrate Conferment of Chieftaincy Title

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Majemite and his wife Edesiri receiving prayer from Ughelli Monarch, HRM Wilson Oharisi III

Story and Photos by Oghenekevwe Laba
People of Ughelli community, Delta State, were on celebration mood for seven days when Political Adviser to Delta State Governor Chief (Barr.) Fred Okiemute Majemite and his wife, Chief (Mrs) Edesiri Majemite mark the conferment of traditional chieftaincy known in Urhobo language as Olorogun .
Taking the large audience and personalities attendance into consideration, the conferment ceremony could be described as second to none in the history of Ughelli chieftaincy conferment ceremony. Who is who in Urhobo community and Ughelli kingdom were at attendant. Conspicuously present were members of Delta State House of Assembly Hon Tim Ogefure, Hon Talib Tebitie, Hon Denis Omovie, and former member of House Representative, Chief Solomon Ahwinanhwin Foreign Adviser to Delta State Governor, Mr Omo Djeba. No fewer than 100 Chiefs otherwise known as Olorogun were present to add colour to the celebration with their sparking white attire. To be precise, the lists of personalities that attended the event were endless.

Chief Okiemute and Chief Edesiri Majemite in their chieftaincy outfit
The confirmation ceremony was kick started with a visit to the Palace of Monarch of Ughelli HRM Wilson Oharisi III for the initiation of Chief Edesiri as traditional chief of the Kingdom of Ughelli Palace. Fred Majemite who had been initiated eleven years ago escorted his to the palace for initiation.

Cross section of Chief (Olorogun) who attended the event

During the confirmation ceremony at the Palace of the Monarch, Oharisi III prayed for Fred Majemite and his wife wishing them long life and prosperity in life. The monarch who was elated with the activities of the Majemites in their contribution towards the development of Ughelli community and environs prayed that no woman should come between Majemite and his wife.

Parents of Majemite’s wife, Dr D M Siakpere and Christiana Siakpere
According to him, ” You and your wife according to the words of God are joined together and no one can separate you. You will live in good health. God will bless you with more wealth. Both of you should understand yourselves. As you progress in the present of your children, that is how your children will progress in your present.

(R-L)Chief Fred Majemite with his brothers Mr Otubu Majemite and Smart Majemite
“This chieftaincy title you are taking will lead to more progress. Anywhere there is finger of God no one can disrupt it. The name I gave you is ‘Okiemute ro’ Ovie’ meaning Gods time has come. Now that it is God’s time no one can stop it.”

(Left) Uduaghan Aide on NNDC Matters, Chief Jaro Mavudu Egbo discussing some Chiefs during the even

Speaking to Urhobotoday, father of Chief Edesiri Majemite, Chief D M Siakpere described the conferment of Chieftaincy title on his daughter as a well deserve achievement, adding that his daughter is a graduate of many years ago, an academician, a very responsible lady and a mother of many children.

(L-R) Ex- DElta Commissioner for Information Mr Omo Djeba and Chairman Ughelli South LGA Chief Uto Ovis
“I want to say that the son is a graduate of Cambridge University. She is a pride to all the children. Her son read Law and now he is practicing in Lagos. It is a pride unto me the father of Edesiri and pride to her husband because Edesiri had performed brilliantly well. We are very proud of her,” elated Siakpere said.
Her mother, Christiana Siapkere who also described Edesiri as responsible daughter said she is very proud of her daughter.

Banner welcoming visitors to Majemite’s country home

“I am very proud of her. He is a very responsible daughter and she has brought up children in very responsible way. That is why she has been able to produce a lawyer that had been called to bar and is already practicing. We are all very happy and proud of her,” she stressed.

USA base Musician Mr Mike Okri discussing Chief Fred Majemite

Chief Fred Majemite was filled with joy as important visitors from all walks of life troop to his country at home at Ughelli to celebrate with him.
Speaking to Urhobotoday, Majemite said, “My wife, Chief (Mrs) Edesiri Majemite just had the conferment of her title today as the Edesiri ro’ vie of Ughelli Kingdom. I have celebrated my title eleven years ago. I just decide to celebrate with her.

Delta State PDP Stalwart, Chief Fate Majemite congratulating Chief Edesiri Majemite

“I feel great. For your kingdom to recognize the little you have done for them they have to confer a traditional title on you as sign of honour and that is what we are celebrating. I am happy for her. It showed that she has been a wonderful wife to the Kingdom and I will also enjoin her to continue with what she has been doing. She is a great woman of great virtues. I am happy with her.”

Lagos businessman CHief Andy Owhe discussing with Delta Lawmaker Hon Tim Ogefere
Majemited who disclosed that their eleven years marriage had been a happy one said, “If we are still together it showed that the marriage is successful. She has been a patient woman. She has a virtue of a woman. She very understands in spite of my short comings. She is not only a wife, she is a mother. I do not have a mother again.”

Dr Ikevwie Efikes and friend having a good time

After the conferment, the couples stayed at home welcomg and feeding visitors according to custom.

Ema cultural dancers entertaining visitors

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  1. Would like to get together with my former lecturer and mentor, Chief Dr, DM Siapere formerly of Hussey College Warri.

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