BY ANDREW OWOBHOTEH
THREE weeks after he emerged Ovie-elect of Oghara Kingdom in a rigorous selection process, Chief Christopher Ejeyabu Erijitomah,
was at the weekend crowned as His Royal Majesty Orefe III, Uku Oghara Na-Ovo, amid pomp and ceremony.
Our correspondent reports that the traditional installation ceremony was performed by the kingmakers of Ogharefe and Oghareki, the two sub-clans that constitute Oghara Kingdom.
They were led by their Unugbrogodos (Traditional Speakers) – Chief Samuel Erubami of Ogharefe and his Oghareki counterpart, Chief Monday Magini amid “dancing and singing of traditional songs by cheering chiefs.”
The new king, who was crowned at exactly 8. 00 a.m. on Saturday by the Unugbrogodo of Oghareki, Chief Monday Magini, was ushered into the throne with traditional canon shots, our correspondent added.
Speaking to newsmen, some of the kingmakers, Chiefs Victor Erunedo (Eruovie of Oghara kingdom), Peter Oboh and Duncan Ewhere (Secretary to Oghara Traditional Council), described the exercise as historical.
He said it had put to rest months of tussle, worries and anxiety arising from expectations of who the oracle would choose as successor to transited HRM Orefe III.
The trio, who spoke separately, expressed hope that the new Ovie’s tenure would usher in tremendous growth and development in Oghara.
They called on all sons and daughters of the kingdom to continue to pray and as well support him in order to take the kingdom to greater heights.