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Okowa, Ogomudia extol Oleh monarch at 80, 23th anniversary on the throne


The monarch cutting 80th birthday cake

Former Chief of Defence Staff, Gen. Alexander O. Ogomudia (rtd.), has described His Royal Majesty, Anthony Williams O. Ovrawah, Omogha1, the Odiologbo of Oleh Kingdom and chairman Isoko Council of Traditional Rulers, Delta State, as an upright ruler with exceptional quality.

He added that the monarch is first Odiologbo of Oleh kingdom that has brought peace and harmony with unprecedented development and achievements to Oleh and Isoko South in general.

Ogomudia made the statement at Oleh, the headquarters of Isoko South Local Council of Delta State during the celebration of the 80th birthday and 23rd coronation anniversary of the monarch.


He said: “ When the just is on the throne, the evidence of good leadership and achievements is seen by the people.”

He prayed for peace and progress and many more years of successful reign of the Odiologbo of Oleh kingdom.

Ogomudia said the celebration was for sober reflection on the 23 years of the monarch’s reign, adding that the relevance of traditional institution has been portrayed to the society in a core value of culture, development and security.

He commended the state governor, Dr. Ifeanyi Okowa, who was represented by his deputy, Kingsley Otuaro, for holding the traditional institution in high esteem in spite of challenges in governance.

He congratulated the monarch, while reassuring him of total support in order to move Oleh and entire Isoko nation forward.

Otuaro wished the monarch many more years of prosperous reign, noting that the “monarch is hale and hearty, healthy, vibrant and full of life.”

He emphasised the importance of traditional institution, stressing that governance is about the people just as traditional institution brings them together.

He assured of partnering with the traditional institution, which is the symbol and culture of the land. Otuaro congratulated the royal majesty and wished him many more years on the throne.


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