OLOMU – The Ohworode of the Olomu Kingdom, HRM, DR, (OVIE) R. L. Ogbon, Ogoni-Oghoro 1, Royal Canon, OON, Chairman of the Council of Traditional Rulers of the Urhobo Nation, has passed away at the age of 106. He has joined his ancestors.
Yesterday, during a meeting of the traditional council held at the Ohworode palace in Ogoni Olomu, the journey of the world’s oldest monarch to the great beyond was made public.
“We can confirm today that our Ohworode has gone back to God,” said Olorogun Macaulay Ovbagbedia, Otota of Olomu Kingdom, making the announcement. He had a wonderful life and did a good job serving his people and the government.
“We are celebrating and mourning, the reason being that he was old, but it is still painful.” He stated
On his part, Olorogun Albert Akpomudje SAN, Akpile of Olomu Realm expressed because of the occurrence, there will be 21 days of grieving in the realm, no festival of entombment and marriage.
He went on to say that Chiefs shouldn’t wear the traditional red cap and should wear a black armband when they dress.
That entombment plans will be reported in practically no time.
After battling health issues for two months, the late Ohworode of Olomu celebrated his birthday on January 20 with a celebration of thanksgiving.
In the entire world, the monarch was the only Anglican Communion-ordained Royal Canon. He likewise stowed a Privileged doctorate certificate from the Delta State College Abraka for his commitment to instruction.
Until his departure, Ajuwe, as he was referred to, could drive on his own and read without glasses thanks to his full set of teeth. He also serves as the Ogoni Olomu Community’s oldest man (Okpako Orere).
The deceased monarch was baptized into the Anglican Communion in 1936. He was born on January 20, 1917. He worked as an Inspector of Education before retiring from the Bendel State ministry of education at the time.
In 1988, when he was 70 years old, the translated Ohworode was made the 12th Ohworode.
During his time in power, there was a lot of peace, progress, and development. After a period of mourning, the announcement about the burial will be made public.
Ohworode’s last public appearance was his 106th birthday celebration, which he dubbed “longevity king.” At the event, he sang songs of praise to God and stated that a man only dies when God approves of it.
Given that his message was more of a farewell, the posture that day was clearly that of someone who was getting ready for the final journey.
He said, “God, I thank you for your grace. Please open your ears and give me a long life so I can always do what pleases you.”
“Many individuals came here today in light of multiple factors since I have been away, however I’m here today to say thanks to God. Dread God and do his will. Make daily offerings to God in all that you do.
Do your best to act in accordance with God’s instructions. Keep your hands clean, don’t steal, and don’t take public or private money.
“Stay away from sexual relationship with others’ spouses and your family members. Learn to love, forgive, and not harbor hatred; avoid jealousy and contentment; and refrain from using drugs and alcohol. Added the monarch.
Following the death of the eldest child to Late Elizabeth Ogbon-Day, Nigeria’s first woman ambassador, the Ohworode had 12 children, but only 11 of them survived.
Because of his propensity for excellence, respect for due process, and steadfast adherence to the Urhobo culture, the Ohworode’s departure will be missed.