*Pukon, Eddy harps on unity*
*As Decka describes Osuo Egbesu as sky god*
Paramount ruler of Iduwini Kingdom in Bayelsa state, His Royal Majesty, Joel E. Ibane (JP), Ogiobo IX has called on sons and daughters of the Kingdom to be more united for development.
Ogiobo gave the charge yesterday at Amatu 1, ancestral headquarters of Iduwini Kingdom while marking the 7th year coronation anniversary ceremony and the 2018 annual celebration of the Osuo Egbesu Benikamai festival.
It would be recalled that the traditional ruler had also conferred not less than 7 chieftaincy titles to deserving sons of Iduwini and Ijaw nation in particular while other chieftaincy titles were upgraded.
According to chief Simon Alex Pukon, the Bebefiewei of Iduwini Kingdom, Bayelsa state had hinted our reporter that the twin event is so significant toward the growth and development of the Kingdom.
Pukon had however praised the traditional ruler for his peaceful reign while describing his rulership as a unique one.
On his expectations, he said more unity, progress and random development is expected in the Kingdom.
The Bebefiewei had further called on the King of Iduwini Kingdom, Bayelsa state to sustain the peace experienced in the Kingdom, noting that there can’t be any form of development without peace.
Chief Eddy Erepamone Braye, the Ibetelemowei of Iduwini Kingdom, Bayelsa state had stated that he will use his new title to work in collaboration with others for the development of Iduwini.
Chief Braye had noted that the affairs of the Kingdom is in the hands of God, hence the Lord almighty will perfect all plans for the development of the Kingdom
In his words: “This Kingdom was created by God, hence he will take total control of it, It is blessed, since everything is changing, i believe that by the grace of God, i will work collectively with others in the Kingdom to contribute our quota for the development of the Kingdom. I will do my best, i feel so happy for the conferment of chieftaincy title on me today.”
His Royal Highness, DR DECKA E. EKEREDE, the Amanawei of Amatu 1, the ancestral headquarters of Iduwini Kingdom, the mayor of Iduwini, Nikeni the 25th had on his part described Osuo Egbesu as a sky god.
He said: “Osuo Egbesu is a sky god, it protects the children and everyone, it usher in prosperity. It is a very powerful god, the entire Ijaw nation is aware of it. Here in Amatu is where this very powerful god dwells”.
Meanwhile, Highness Decka had blamed the underdevelopment of Iduwini Kingdom in Bayelsa state on the Federal and State Governments, stressing that the International Oil Companies are doing their bests.
The Amanawei had called on the entire Ijaw nation to always embrace peace as such is the only panacea for development.
“i am pleased with the peaceful reign of His Royal Majesty, Ogiobo IX , there must be a monthly or regular interaction between the chiefs and his Majesty to increase the bond of unity
“The Federal, state governments and particularly the NDDC have not really done anything tangible for the development of this Kingdom, we have the E. A ( Etuary of Amatu) Oil field that is producing barrels of Oil to the country but the state of things is so appalling.
“The International Oil Companies, IOCs are doing their bests by giving out percentages of their total emoluments to the government and her agencies but what the government is doing with it remains a sordid experience.
“The government is more responsible for our gross underdevelopment. The few things you see here in this town is done by SHELL. Iduwini Kingdom has been peaceful such that even when there had been the resurgence of militancy, we had protected facilities in our area from vandalization, but today, our peaceful disposition has been taken for granted.” Ekerede stated.
Some of the new chiefs in Iduwini Bayelsa include Chief Edward Prebor, the Gbabramiewei 1 of Iduwini Kingdom; Chief Ebi Brian Iseru, the Ibetoru 1 of Iduwini; Chief Julius Okoro, the Ibena of Iduwini Kingdom; Chief Paul Doufe, the Oroupamowei of Iduwini Kingdom; Chief Ezuo Oruapere, the Teidiwei 1 of Iduwini Kingdom; Chief Eddy Braye, the Ibetelemowei of Iduwini Kingdom among others that were conferred with titles.
It would be recalled that there was an upgrade of some chieftaincy titles.