By Festus Ahon
ASABA—A thanksgiving and grand reception in honour of former governor James Ibori will hold this Saturday at the Ibru Unity Square, Ovwor-Olomu in Ughelli South Local Government Area, Delta State.
The ceremony being organised by Olorogun J.U. Oguma Foundation on behalf of the Urhobo Political class is to be chaired by a renowned academic and former Vice Chancellor, University of Benin, Prof Andrew Onokerhoraye, while the National Chairman of the People’s Democratic Party, PDP, Prince Uche Secondus, Governor Ifeanyi Okowa and former Governor Emmanuel Uduaghan are special guest of honour, executive guest of honour and guest of honour respectively.
Chairman and Secretary Planning Committee, Elegbete Moses Odibo and Olorogun Ebenezer Okorodudu respectively, said the Udu of Olomu kingdom, Olorogun John Oguma is the chief host, while HRM R.L. Ogbon Ogoni-Oghoro 1, the Owhorode of Olomu kingdom is the Royal Father of the day.
It also named the Bishop of Ughelli Diocese of the Anglican Communion, Rt Rev Cyril Odutemu and Archbishop God-Dowell Avwomakpa as the officiating ministers to be supported by other ministers of God.
The statement invites the general public to the epoch making event which would also showcase the rich cultural heritage of the Urhobo people.