Anxiety In Delta As Monarch Receives Staff Of Office In Warri.

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    Governor Ifeanyi Okowa of Delta State

    By MELUWA ONYEKACHUKWU  


    There is anxiety in Warri as the Orosuen of Okere Urhobo-Kingdom, in Warri South Local Government Area of Delta State, His Royal Majesty, Emmanuel Onobrayekpeyan Okumagba, JP, Okumagba II, has received his staff of office. 
    The State Governor Sen, Ifeanyi Okowa through his deputy,, Barrister Kingsley  Otuaro presented the Staff of Office to the new monarch in Warri on Tuesday January 5, 2021.
    The Governor Urged the traditional ruler during the staff of office presentation ceremony in Warri to discharge his duties with fairness, just and equal to all in other to promote the values of peace in the oil rich city of Warri.
    In his words, “Okere Urhobo  kingdom is in the heart of the oil city of Warri and as a multi ethnic metropolis, you should at all times live in peaceful coexistence and robust brotherhood with your neighbors.
    “The state government does not  interfere with the process of selection of traditional rulers across the state, communities should however follow due process in the selection of their monarchs.
    “The state government does not meddle with the selection of traditional rulers, any community that wants a king must follow due process which includes selection by its people.
    “l heartily felicitate with the people of Okere kingdom for passing through all the hurdles in the selection of their king.

    “This government shall attend to demands of the community for more government presence, the people of OKERE-URHOBO kingdom should rally round the monarch to  enable  him effectively discharge his royal responsibilities.”
     On his part Chief Emmanuel Omovie, the Usiavbe of Okere Urhobo kingdom, said during his address speech that, “the kingdom thanked the state government, that more attention should be given to okere-urhobo area.
    “The monarch was selected, installed and crowned on the 16th November ,2020 by the king makers in accordance with the gazette and Okere Urhobo chieftaincy declaration “.
    “His enthronement was graciously approved by the Delta state governor at  the state executive council meeting held in December 2020”. he added. 

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