Gov. Obaseki condole with Olomu Kingdom Over Passage of 106years Monarch
Governor Godwin Obaseki and his wife, Mrs Betty Obaseki with some Olomu Palace Chiefs who received the Governor who paid a condolence visit to the Palace.
By Ovedhe Hezekiah.
The Governor of Edo State, Governor Godwin Obaseki has condoled with Olomu Kingdom over the passage of the Ohworode of Olomu Kingdom, HRM.(Dr.) Richard Layeguen Ogbon Ogoni-Oghoro I JP, who joined his ancestors at 106years.
Governor Obaseki who was accompanied by His wife, Mrs. Betsy Obaseki, on the condolence visit, on Sunday at the Monarch’s Palace in Ughelli South Local Government Area of Delta State, described the late Monarch as a National Leader.
He said; “I am here to pay a condolence visit to an outstanding and great leader not only of Olomu Kingdom, not only Urhobo land, not only of Delta State but the whole of Nigeria.
“Until the Lord called him, he stood as one of the oldest monarchs in the world and I was marvelled because even at 106 years, he was still very, very mentally alert.
“No Sunday that passed without us receiving a text message or a phone call from His Majesty. It’s usually very, very prayerful. He was a maker of individual and it’s not surprising because we had a time not too long to listen to him when he talked about himself and his antecedents and contributions he made to education and public service of Bendel State before he retired and came home.
“His insights to national affairs because there’s no news item he does not pickup. He knows almost all of the issues relating to most news stories and he had his own analysis which were usually correct of what was going on.
“He lived a fulfilled life. A life of meaning because it was a life of service. A life which he gave so much to his people.
“We are here today not only to condole with you but to also celebrate with you, the Olomu Kingdom for producing such an outstanding and great monarch.”
The Otota (Spokesman) of Olomu Kingdom, Olorogun Macaulay Ovbagbedia welcomed Governor Godwin Obaseki to Olomu Kingdom. He said the Governor’s visit showed he loved the Ohworode of Olomu Kingdom and the entire Olomu Kingdom itself.
Ovbagbedia noted that the Ohworode lived a fulfilled life. “As Ohworode of Olomu, as Chairman of the 24 traditional Council of Chiefs in Urhobo land, the Ohworode has so many titles. 106years is not a joke ooo. So, we are happy that you have come to pay us a condolence visit. In fact, we are now rejoicing because he lived well.”