By Festus Ahon
ASABA—THE traditional ruler of Igbodo Kingdom, Ika North East Local Government Area, Delta State, HRM Ikechukwu Osedume I, has narrated how his journey to the throne almost robbed him of his dream to become a lawyer.
The king, in a testimony during his thanksgiving at St Martins of Tour Catholic Church, Igbodo, after his call to the Nigerian Bar at the successful completion of his law education at Madonna University and graduation from the Nigerian Law School, expressed gratitude to God for seeing him through.
The monarch, at the thanksgiving service which was attended by indigenes and friends of the kingdom, said: “I thought I would not make it after the death of my father in 2007 when I just began this journey of becoming a lawyer, but thank God for His mercies upon my life.
“As I stand here today before the altar of God and say may all glory and honour be to Him and to my people who have resolved that what was started came to a joyous end.”
The monarch told his subjects to remain committed to the peace and development of the community.
Chairman, Delta State Traditional Council and Obi of Owa Kingdom, HRM Emmanuel Ifeziomor, the member representing Ika North-East in the state House of Assembly, Mr Anthony Elekeokuri, Parish Priest of St Martins of Tour Catholic Church, Igbodo, Rev Fr Bernard Oleru, the Iyase of Igbodo Kingdom, Dr Ifeanyi Unomah, the President-General of Igbodo Development Union, Worldwide, Deacon Mathew Okwaje and others who spoke separately, commended Obi Osedume for his determination to become a lawyer despite the challenges.