• Fri. Jul 12th, 2024

Shaibu, Oghiadomhe And Others Join Okpe Monarch In 35th Coronation Celebration

Edo State Deputy Governor, Rt. Hon. Comrade Philip Shaibu and former Deputy Governor of the State, Chief Mike Oghiadomhe, last Saturday joined the Olokpe of Okpe Kingdom, HRH Oba Eshieomokhai Idogu III, in celebration of his 35th coronation anniversary.

The event began with a thanksgiving service held at St. Paul’s Anglican Church in the Okpe community, the traditional seat of power of the Okpe people.

Chief Mike Oghiadomhe, last Saturday joined the Olokpe of Okpe Kingdom, HRH Oba Eshieomokhai Idogu III,St. Paul’s Anglican Church,Oba ldogu,

The Deputy Governor, in his remarks, said: “It’s been 35 years of focused leadership; years of development. 35 years of peace under the reign of the monarch”.

He described the Olokpe Of Okpe kingdom, Oba ldogu as a royal father with foresight and passion for selfless service to the people – virtues that have been instrumental to the transformation of his domain.

According to Shaibu, “we are here to celebrate with His Royal Highness. We join fellow Okpe men and women to pray for his continued reign in peace and prosperity for Okpe land”.

“His Royal Highness has always been concerned about the development of Okpe kingdom first, before any other thing. I’m assuring him that as a government, we will keep doing our best to ensure we keep supporting the development of Okpe”.

Shaibu noted that the kingdom was based on principles. “The more we celebrate our king, the more honour that comes to the Okpe people. I, for one, will continue to support, honour and be loyal to my king”.

Earlier in his sermon, the Vicar-General, St. Paul’s Anglican Church, Okpe, S.A Adegbite appreciated the guests for their presence in God’s house.

He admonished attendees, according to the scriptures, to always give thanks to God in everything as gratitude brings contentment and guides against envy.

The Priest also prayed for God’s blessings for them, while appealing to the State Government for the rehabilitation of Okpe township road.

The ceremony was graced by all the traditional rulers in Akoko-Edo Local Government Area.

Photos: Egbobawaye Imuegbe

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