He Is Now Fortified To Face The Administrative Cum Spiritual Challenge – Chief Gbenekama
We Are Happy To Have Him Back – Council of Chiefs
It was originally planned to be a solemn reception of the sort, but considering the influence he commands in the state/region, the organizers were neither able to keep it low nor in a position to control the mammoth crowd that trouped out to welcome His Royal Majesty when the information of his planned arrival from pilgrimage filtered into town.
That was the situation GbaramatuVoice witnessed on Saturday 9th December, 2017, at the welcoming ceremony of His Royal Majesty, Oboro Gbaraun II, Aketekpe Agadagba, the Pere of the Gbaramatu Kingdom from his pilgrimage to the Agadagba-bou (the Holy Land) of the Ijaw nation in Egbedani community in Sabageria town, Kolokuma-Opokuma Local Government Area of Bayelsa state.
Gorgeously dressed Gbaramatu Traditional Council of Chiefs, sons and daughters of Gbaramatu Kingdom as well as friends and admirers of His Royal Majesty, Oboro Gbaraun II, Aketekpe Agadagba, the Pere of Gbaramatu Kingdom dotted adjoining roads leading to Warri Clubhouse, venue of the planned reception from his pilgrimage to the Agadagba-bou (the Holy Land).
Arriving the Warri Clubhouse located at Warri/Sapele road, His Royal Majesty immediately prayed for the mammoth crowd who were on ground to receive him before his departure with his royal entourage to Oporoza town, the headquarters of the Gbaramatu Kingdom in Warri South West Local Government Area of Delta State.
Addressing GbaramatuVoice correspondent shortly after the Pere’s departure, the Benemowei of Gbaramatu Kingdom, Chief Godspower T.D.A Gbenekama said the Traditional Council of Chiefs were very happy to receive His Royal Majesty hence the large turnout to receive him.
According to Chief Gbenekama, “We rejoice with His Royal Majesty for the fortification and strengthening that follow the sacred mission knowing that it will translate to more understanding and wisdom in the rulership of his people.”
On the effect of this pilgrimage, he explained that it was meant to fortify him spiritually for the task of ensuring peaceful coexistence among the Ijaws and its neighbors; fostering unity among the various Ijaw kingdoms, and handle with wisdom and understanding the myriads of challenges facing the Niger Delta region.
Chief Godspower further explained that the pilgrimage is aimed at preparing His Royal Majesty to continue his peace efforts in Gbaramatu Kingdom, in Ijaw land, in the Niger Delta, and in Nigeria at large.
It will also avail him the needed wisdom and understanding to carry on with his peace efforts in the Niger Delta.
With the successful completion of this annual pilgrimage, His Royal Majesty is now primed and positioned to handle both administrative and spiritual activities that emanate daily within his kingdom, the Niger Delta region and the nation at large.