Billows of Pomp And Royalty …As Ogu People Coronate Amanyanabo Of Ogu Kingdom Collins Barasimeye
It was pomp and pageantry as the people of Ogu kingdom in Ogu/Bolo Local Government Area formally coronated their Paramount Ruler, His Majesty, King Nicholas Dickson Ibiebele Nimenibo, Loko IX, Amanyanabo of Ogu Kingdom.
The ceremony which took place at the Ogu Town Square marks the climax of installation and coronation of Paramount Rulers according to the customs and traditions of the people.
Addressing the mammoth crowd after the coronation at the town square, King Nicholas Dickson Ibiebele Nimenibo, Loko IX enjoined the people of the kingdom to continue to embrace peace, love and unity in order to attract more development and progress into the community in all facets.
According to him, they should always be their brothers’ keepers and eschew all forms of acrimony, rancour and infighting because no community could progress in such atmosphere, stressing that as a father he would sustain the existing peaceful atmosphere and love for every sons and daughters of the kingdom.
The Ogu monarch further advised the people to re-strategies activities that would bring unity, love and peace to move the kingdom to greater and enviable heights to the glory of God.
He thanked the chiefs and entire people of the community for their patience, unalloyed loyalty and unflinching support during the trial moment until the lingering court case was struck out on Monday 17th December, 2018.
He assured the people that his reign will continue to be peaceful and focus on the interest of the people in the community and beyond, and thanked all for gracing the historic event.
Earlier, the Chairman of Ogu Divisional Council of Chiefs, Chief
Lawrence Abiebiari Inibi Egbelekpiki expressed delight that the kingdom had formally coronated its Traditional Ruler which was delayed due to legal constraints and also expressed optimism that the peaceful reign being enjoyed in the community would be sustained for more development and unity.
Chief Egbelekpiki assured of the total support and co-operation of the people in order to further take the kingdom to an enviable height and thanked all for their massive turn-out to witness the event.
Dignitaries that graced the occasion include the Bishop Anglican Communion of Okrika Diocese, Rt. Rev. Tubokesemie Abere, who prayed and sanctified the crown before the king was coronated, Senator George Thompson Sekibo, the Chief Whip, Rivers State House of Assembly, Rt. Hon. Evans Bapakaye Bipi among others.