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Delta’s oldest monarch dies at 106

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The oldest monarch in Delta State, Ohworode of Olomu Kingdom in Ughelli South Local Government Area, His Majesty Richard Ogbon, Ogoni-Oghoro 1, has joined his ancestors at 106 years.

The translated Ohworode who was installed as the 12th Ohworode in 1988 when he was 70 years old, was a Royal Canon and Chairman, Council of Traditional Rulers, Urhobo nation.

The passage of the renowned monarch was announced on Friday by the Otota of Olomu Kingdom, Olorogun Macaulay Ovbagbedia, during an enlarged meeting of the community high chiefs and leaders of thought held inside the Ohworode palace.

He said, “We can confirm today that our Ohworode has gone back to God. He lived a great life; he served the government well and his people.

“We are mourning and celebrating. Reason is because he was old but it’s painful though”.

Also speaking, the Akpile of Olomu Kingdom, Olorogun Albert Akpomudje (SAN), said that “due to the happening, there shall be 21 days of mourning in the kingdom, during which there will be no celebration of burial and marriage”.

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