*’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.
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.