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Delta’s ‘oldest monarch’celebrates 100

*’Why his health is sound’

By Ephraim Oseji

A chieftain  of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Delta State, Chief Sunny Onuesoke, has felicitated with Ovie Richard Layeguen Ogbon Ogoni-Oghoro 1, the Ohworode of Olomu Kingdom, on his 100th  birthday.

Speaking to journalists  at Ohworode’s palace during the occasion, Onuesoke said Urhobo people in particular and the nation in general had  reasons to celebrate the centenary of the monarch because, as the oldest king in Delta, he is still sound in terms of his health as he still reads without glasses, walks  without aid, drives and displays  the strength of horse.

The Ohworode of Olomu Kingdom His Royal Majesty, Ovie Richard Layeguen. Ogbon, Ogoni-Oghoro I

He recalled that the monarch recently caused a stir  when he drove himself in a  jeep to St. Andrew’s Anglican Church, Ogoni-Olomu for a special thanksgiving service.

“His kind of  monarch is rare. He needs  to be commended for being able to maintain such a sound health and mind at the age of a hundred years old, when   majority of his age group cannot wak alone, speak, see, read or write. His ability to be physically   sound at this age is an evidence that he   had maintained a discipline personal habit that had seen him through to this age,” Onuesoke observed.

He commended His Royal Majesty for demonstrating a leadership worthy of emulation and for being a role model and source of inspiration for many within and outside the Olomu Kingdom.

 


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