The Executive Director, Finance and Administration in the Delta State Oil Producing Areas Development Commission, DESOPADEC, Chief John Obukohwo Nani has called on all sons and daughters of Idjerhe Kingdom in Ethiope West Local Government Area to

rally round and give their full support to His Royal Majesty, King Obukohwo Monday Arthur Whiskey, Udurhie 1, the Ovie of Idjerhe Kingdom.


Chief Nani made the call today, Monday October 26, 2020 at Jesse during the presentation of staff of office by the Deputy Governor, Barrister Kingsley Otuaro to the new King of Idjerhe Kingdom who was incidentally, the pioneer Head of press in DESOPADEC under Chief Wellington Okrika's Chairmanship of the Commission from 2007 to 2015.


According to the EDFA, "the presentation of staff of office to our new King as approved by the traditional council of Idjerhe Kingdom today, marks another epoch-making event after the demise of our king two years ago."


"You see, his name is Ovie, and today he is being installed as king. It is also said that no man can fight his Chi. The Chi represents destiny. He is destined to be the king and that is why today, he is being installed as king. He was born a king. We know full well that if a community is peaceful, there will be no rancour.


Though many people do show interest in becoming king, once one person is chosen, it behooves on every other person to clamour in support of the chosen one for peace to reign.


We as subjects to the king, must always pay total allegiance and loyalty to him and give him the wherewithal to lead the people well because it is the submission of the rights of the people to the king that makes the king a king.


It is therefore my passionate appeal to all sons and daughters of the kingdom to respect and see him as king," Chief Nani said.


Presenting the staff of office to the new King, the Deputy Governor, Barrister Kingsley Otuaro appealed to the new monarch to discharge his responsibilities with fairness and love, emphasizing that the sanctity of the tradition and his new office should be protected and upheld.


According to the Deputy Governor, Idjerhe shares a very strategic corner of the State and therefore urged all sons and daughters of the kingdom to cooperate with the new King.


In his address, the new King went down memory lane on the history and rich culture of Idjerhe people and requested as a mark of respect and in remembrance of the Idjerhe Fire Disaster of October 17, 1988, for the establishment of a specialized research and degree-awarding institution in the Kingdom.


The colourful event was graced by eminent personalities and Kings in the Urhobo nation and beyond, including the highly respected Orodje of Okpe and top-ranking traditional rulers in Delta State.


The vibrant Idjerhe monarch's citation was eloquently read by the renowned professor of Mass Communication at the Delta State University, Abraka, Prof Emmanuel Ibiri.


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