HRM, DR, (OVIE) R. L., the Ohworode of the Olomu Kingdom. At the age of 106, Ogbon, Ogoni-Oghoro 1, Royal Canon, OON, Chairman of the Council of Traditional Rulers of the Urhobo Nation, has gone to be with the ancestors.
Yesterday, during a meeting of the traditional council at the Ohworode palace in Ogoni Olomu, the announcement of the World’s Oldest Monarch’s journey to the afterlife was made.
We can confirm today that our Ohworode has returned to God, said Olomu Kingdom’s Olorogun Macaulay Ovbagbedia, Otota, in making the announcement. He had a wonderful life and did his country and community proud.
We are both celebrating and grieving because of his advanced age, but it’s still painful. “He uttered.
In response, Olorogun Albert Akpomudje SAN, Akpile of Olomu Kingdom, stated that the kingdom would observe 21 days of mourning during which time there would be no celebrations for funerals or weddings.
He also said that Chiefs shouldn’t wear the customary red cap and that they should wear a black armband with any attire they wear.
Plans for the funeral will soon be made public.
After experiencing health issues for two months, the late Ohworode of Olomu celebrated his birthday on January 20 with a thanksgiving.
The king was the only Royal Canon of the Anglican Communion in existence. For his contributions to education, he also received an Honorary Doctorate from Delta State University Abraka.
In addition to reading without glasses and being able to drive, Ajuwe, as he was referred to until his death, had all of his teeth. He serves as the Ogoni Olomu Community’s oldest man, Okpako Orere.
The late monarch was baptized into the Anglican Communion in 1936 after being born on January 20th, 1917. He had served as a retired inspector of education for the Bendel State Ministry of Education.
When he was 70 years old in 1988, the translated Ohworode was sworn in as the 12th Ohworode.
Significant peace, progress, and development occurred during his reign. After a period of mourning, the burial’s announcement will be made public.
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