Okowa Hails Gbaramatu Monarch On 1st Coronation Anniversary
Delta State Governor, Senator Dr Ifeanyi Okowa has congratulated HRM Oboro Gbaraun II, Aketekpe, the Pere of Gbaramatu Kingdom in Warri South West Local Government Area, on the occasion of his 1st Coronation Anniversary, today 15th March, 2017.
In a statement by his Chief Press Secretary, Mr Charles Aniagwu, on Wednesday in Asaba, Okowa described the 1 year reign of the Pere as “peaceful, beneficial to the kingdom and humanity in general’’.
Governor Okowa particularly thanked the Gbaramatu monarch for encouraging harmonious and peaceful coexistence among ethnic groups in Delta State and commended His Majesty for using his exalted position for the service of the people and for ensuring peace in the Niger Delta region.
“On behalf of the government and people of Delta State, I congratulate His Royal Majesty, members of the traditional council and the people of Gbaramatu kingdom on the occasion of the 1st anniversary of the monarch's ascension to the ancient throne".
Governor Okowa remarked that in the last one year on the throne, His Royal Majesty, Oboro Gbaraun II, has demonstrated exemplary leadership by living above board, while remaining as the rallying point and inspiration for his subjects.
"Under your leadership, the Gbaramatu Kingdom has demonstrated that they are a peaceful and investor-friendly people with the successful and hitch-free visits of Vice President Yemi Osinbajo and the United States Consular General, Mr John Bray to the kingdom".
“As a custodian of culture and tradition, the Pere has played significant roles in the promotion of harmony among the Gbaramatu people and their neighbours."
The statement added that the Gbaramatu monarch has also helped socio-cultural cooperation, communal living and peaceful co-existence among the ijaws and other ethnic groups in the state.
The governor wishes the Pere well as he celebrates and also congratulates the people of Gbaramatu kingdom for giving the monarch all the needed support and cooperation in the past one year.