By Ovedhe Hezekiah.
The Archbishop of the Bendel Province/Bishop Anglican Diocese of Ughelli, the Most Rev.Cyril .O. Odutemu Ph.D, JP, has charged the Delta State Governor-elect, Rt Hon Sheriff Oborevwori to do everything within his time to attract development to Delta State.
Archbishop Odutemu gave the charge on Friday at Ogoni-Olomu Community in Ughelli South Local Government Area, in a homily he delivered during the grand reception as part of the activities marking the rite of passage of the Ohworode of Olomu Kingdom, HRM.(Dr ) Richard Layeguen Ogbon Ogoni-Oghoro I JP.
According to Archbishop Odutemu, “Okowa is already concluding his administration. Do not spend your time halfway with sychophants.
“As you begin your tenure under God, know that there’s time for everything. I do not see you spending four years in office. I see you spending eight years in office.
“If you ask the man you’re going to succeed, he will tell you that there are some things he ought to do that he couldn’t finish.”
Archbishop Odutemu who earlier paid tribute to the departed Ohworode of Olomu saying, “Papa is a lover of the church. A true child of God who came, who saw and conquered.”
While noting that there’s time for everything, Archbishop Odutemu said the end of the reverred monarch has come with a call on him for higher services above.
Earlier on, the Governor of Delta State, Dr Ifeanyi Okowa, who led top government functionaries in the state to the funeral rites to pay tributes to the departed Ohworode of Olomu Kingdom.
Governor Okowa said, “I give glory to God and not to mourn over the passage of our father. There’s a lot of lesson to be learnt from the departure of our reverred monarch.
“He was a man who was a special breed from God. A man of wisdom and was always prayerful. At 101-105years, he was still strong to attend our State functions. He can only be by the blessings of God.”
In his tribute to the reverred monarch, former President of the Christian Association of Nigeria, CAN, Pastor Ayodele Joseph Oritsejafor who was also in attendance said, “He was true Christian to the core. I feel very proud to talk about him anytime.”
Pastor Oritsejafor prayed for the children of the reverred monarch.
Present at the colourful event were Chief Great Ovedje Ogboru, Gubernatorial Candidate of the All Progressives Grand Alliance, APGA, Pa Sam Amuka, Publisher of the Vanguard Newspapers, and many others dignitaries.