…….. Declared 3-Months Mourning Period.
It was first of its kind in recent times as Mosogar Kingdom held an all inclusive meeting to formally brief the entire Indigenes and public about recent developments in Mosogar, Ethiope West LGA of Delta State.
The ‘Otota’ Traditional Prime Minister of Mosogar Kingdom,Chief Sen. Ighoyota Amori JP in a press briefing formally announced that our reverend Monarch,HRM Samson Okiriobo Imoyi Omene Udurhie 1st,the Ovie of Mosogar Kingdom has heeded and accepted the invitation of his ancestors by joining them,where he hopes to continue his life outside this physical planet Earth.
Following the sad news,a period of three (3) months mourning beginning from today 18th December,2021,has been declared which must be observed by all sons and daughters of Mosogar Kingdom wherever or anywhere they are in the world.
Within this period of mourning,the following shall apply and strictly observed as defaulters will be severally sanctioned;
- No burial ceremony is allowed to take place anywhere in the kingdom
- No Marriage ceremony/celebration is permitted within the kingdom
- No festival of any sort is permitted within the kingdom
4.The wearing of white dresses within the kingdom is forbidden and sanctionable
5.All traditional Chiefs are forbidden from wearing single or tripled or multiple Agheghors (round beads); only two rounded beads (Agheghors) is allowed to be worn by Chiefs on their neck.
6.The Kingdom flag is to be flown at half-mast in strategic places during the period of mourning in the kingdom.
7.The wearing of the king’s brooch is recommended for all sons and daughters of the kingdom and their sympathisers
8.The Eghweyas and Inotus are to adorn their Mourning dresses throughout the period.
9.Holding of markets on market days will continue,but one market day is set aside before the burial where market will not hold.
10.No open celebration in any hotel/ recreation/entertainment centres is allowed during this period of mourning.
11.It is expected that all Mosogar sons and daughters (no matter his or her societal status) will conduct themselves peacefully by obeying and observing all the rules as already laid out in this press briefing as doing otherwise will attract severe traditional punishments.
In line with the gazette establishing the kingdom,the Affairs of the kingdom is to be administered by the Ovie-in-Council with the Otota as the Acting Head in collaboration with the Oguedion Council of Elders and Chiefs until a new king is installed.
To enforce/implement the order,a 21-men/women committee was set-up to be headed by Chief Freeborn Nana.
Shortly before the announcement of the demise of the king,various leaders of Mosogar Kingdom,were given opportunity to address the gathering.Those who spoke includes Chief Paule Ojarikre (Ugo of Mosogar Kingdom),Chief Sunny Okpurhe,Chief Col.O.C Akporokah ( MDU President General),Dr. Chief (Mrs) Philomena Oyearone (Osu-Eya of Mosogar Kingdom) and Chief Jerry Wilson Omene PhD (The Isio of Mosogar Kingdom)
All the speakers preached love and harmony,while charging the indigenes including leaders at various levels,that Mosogar Kingdom is the only home we have, as people with one ancestral father.
The Kingdom flag was lowered to fly at HALF-MAST during the 3months period of mourning by the Otota of Mosogar Kingdom,Chief Sen Ighoyota Amori and a minute of silent was observed in honour of His Royal Majesty who joined our ancestors at the age of 86years.
Soberly,the Otota of Mosogar Kingdom,Chief Sen Ighoyota Amori JP drew the attention of everyone to the struggle for Independence/self determination which was based on conquered history as people who migrated from Agbarha-Otor along side Idjerhe and Oghara.He further paid tributes to all the prominent personalities that started the struggles for the creation of Mosogar Kingdom including Chief Robert Usor Atufe,Chief Samuel Unuagba Ogbakpah,Chief Udju of Akadoro family and many others of blessed memory.
In attendance includes the Monarch family (Omene) led by Engr. Christian Omene and Amb. Scout Omene,Dr. Chief Jerry Wilson Omene,Prince Darwin Omene (Eldest Son),Prince Fabian Omene (Second son)
Chiefs present are Chief Paule J. Ojarikre “Ugo” of Mosogar Kingdom,Chief Abel Ogbakpah, Unuevworo of Mosogar Kingdom,Chief Sunny Okpurhe, Adjerese of Mosogar Kingcdom; Chief Johnson Ogbereahwe, Otemu of Mosogar Kingdom, Col. O. C Okporoka, President General Mosogar Development Union,Dr. (Chief) Mrs.Philomena Oyearone Osu-Eya of Mosogar Kingdom,Chief Chris Onogba (Commissioner for Environment Delta State),Chief Solomon Obareki (Chairman PDP Ethiope West),Chief Freeborn Nana,Chief Engr. Abraham Bobor (Former Commissioner Housing Delta State).
Others are Chief S.D Oki, Chief Daniel Ofishe,Chief Samson Ojabrugbe,Chief Edijana Samuel,Chief Oghenedoro America,Chief Moses Emujakporue,Chief Ejiro Obayendo,Chief Omonigho Ogbakpah,Chief Arthur Omene,Chief Vincent OKporua,Chief Glory Efemini,Chief Solomon Oturu (Adjerese of Agbon Kingdom),Chief Japhet Adoye,Chief Victor Orovwighose,Chief Enikomosha,Chief Upala Ogheneoseme and many others.
Secretariat: Chief Silver Anuwa (Secretary Ovie In Council),Chief Obayendo Abinoko JP (Assistant Secretary Ovie In Council),Chief Anthony Irevwi (Secretary “Uduaka” to Oguedion) and Chief Friday Conference (Secretary “Udurhie” to Oguedion),Comr. Ovie Bethel (Press Secretary Ovie In Council) and Comr. Fidelis Eyenor ( Assistant Press Secretary Ovie In Council)
Others are Hon. Richard Ofenor,Hon. Kingsley Okpoji,Hon.Sunday Amori,Hon Jubril Nana,Hon Osborne Omene,Hon.Solomon Ogune, Hon. Mrs Iroro Maidon,Hon Stanley Inaya.
The youths was led by Comr. Oki Ebeigbe,Inotus was led by Onotu Friday Edekpolor and Egwa-eya (Women) by Mrs Margret Desegba.
Clergy men present includes Rev. Uwegba Joseph,Pastor James O. Okogun, Apostle Alex Ogio,Rev. Joseph Iboyi Imonisa,Rev. Dr. Pius Iphurie (Mosogar Christian Association Chairman), Apostle Godsborn Owah,Apostle Nathaniel Okotete and others.
May His Majesty Continue to Reign in the realm of the Spirit.
Rest Well Urhie!!!
Comr. Ovie Bethel
(Press Secretary Ovie In Council)
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