The Speaker, Delta State House of Assembly, Rt. Hon Monday Igbuya on Sunday extolled the virtues of the Orodje of Okpe Kingdom, Orhue 1, saying in ten years, the Okpe monarch served the kingdom with unerring grace, dignity and decency.
In a congratulatory message to His Royal Majesty, Igbuya said Orodje’s personality and contributions had changed the world’s perception of Okpe kingdom and the people.
“His Royal Majesty’s ten years reign is not only eventful but beneficial to the kingdom and humanity. The peace, progress and prosperity can be attributed to his wise and benevolent leadership” the speaker said.
He commended His Royal Majesty for demonstrating exemplary leadership, living above board and for serving as a source of strength and inspiration for many within and outside the kingdom.
The Rt. Hon Speaker also commended the Okpe monarch for playing significant roles in the promotion of harmony, socio-cultural cooperation, communal living and peaceful co-existence among diverse peoples.
“On behalf of myself, family and the good people of Sapele Local Government Area, I congratulate His Royal Majesty on the occasion of the 10th coronation anniversary. I also wish His Royal Majesty, members of the traditional council and all the good people of Okpe Kingdom continued good health, long life and God’s protection.”
Ending the message, the Speaker said, “Please accept the assurances of my highest esteem and warmest congratulations to you and the people of Okpe Kingdom on this grand occasion.”
In the same vein, the Rt. Hon Speaker on Sunday congratulated Chief Robert Onome on his election as the President General, Okpe Union.
“Please accept my sincere congratulations on your emergence as the President General of Okpe Union. Your election is a testimony of the recognition of your immense abilities and contributions to the union and the kingdom.”
Using the anniversary to embrace other causes close to his heart, Igbuya encouraged Chief Onome and other elected officials to project the Okpe people to the nation and the world at large.
“There is no gainsaying the fact that this position places on your shoulder tremendous responsibilities. It is however my hope that you will use your wealth of experience and leadership qualities to protect the interests of the Okpe nation.”
“I wish you God’s help in yet another phase of your continuing service to Okpe kingdom” he added.
Sent in by: Henry Ovie