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BREAKING: Delta Governor-elect Oborevwori mourns monarch’s demise

Delta State’s governor-elect, Sheriff Oborevwori, has expressed his condolences to the Olomu people over the passing of the Ohworode of Olomu Kingdom, His Royal Majesty, Ovie Richard Layeguen Ogbon, Ogoni-Oghoro I, who died at the age of 106 years.

The governor-elect in a statement by his Chief Press Secretary, Mr Dennis Otu, said: “With the passing of the monarch, we lost one of our oldest and finest traditional rulers in the country whose contributions to peace and unity cannot be forgotten even after his death.”

According to him, the late monarch was a man of impressive character and a devout Christian, known for his humility and simplicity.

He said: “Let me use the opportunity offered by this moment to extend my condolences to the people of Olomu Kingdom, Ughelli South and indeed the Council of Traditional Rulers and [the] Urhobo nation on the demise of the Ohworode.”

Similarly, the paramount ruler of Idjerhe Kingdom, King Obukohwo Monday Whiskey, in a signed statement on Monday condoled with Olomu and the Urhobo.

“I want to sincerely send my heartfelt condolences to the immediate family, Olomu Kingdom and the Urhobo nation over the heavenly return of our Chairman.

“No doubt, it’s a celebration of a life well lived, we are only mourning because we are still tapping from his uncommon wisdom,” he stated.

High Chief Government Ekpemupolo, aka Tompolo, in a statement by his media consultant, Dr. Paul Bebenimibo, also mourned the departed monarch.

“Ohworode was a rare father whose prayers, his words of wisdom will linger on,” he said.