–From MICHAEL J. EKOKORUWE:
The chairman of Isoko South local government area of Delta State, Hon. Victor Asasa said, Odiologbo of Olomoro Kingdom, HRM Isaiah Isike Edhekere 1, is alive, hale and hearty and wishes him good health and longlife, at the palace of Olomoro Kingdom, Isoko South local government area.
Asasa represented by the secretary to the local government council, Mr. Vantus Ogboghro, made the hint when he paid courtesy visit to the traditional ruler of the area to see and chat with him. He noted that it’s been long he had interactions with the monarch.
Asasa said, “I had interactions with the monarch and he prayed for the people of Olomoro and Isoko Nation. We are satisfied as he shared good memories with us and we are happy to be with the traditional ruler”.
He maintained that, “there is no other evidence to show that the monarch is alive and healthy. He sat with us, ate and drank with us, took photographs and blessed kola nut for us”.
Asasa prayed God to grant the monarch good health and long life even as he wishes to continuously tap from his wealth of knowledge and wisdom. Asasa prayed for the immediate family of the traditional ruler, and noted that the monarch prayed like a pastor.
The local government boss commended members of the family for the care and love and appealed to the immediate family to earnestly continue the care to enable him live longer, adding that Olomoro people and Isoko Nation will rip from the monarch wealth of wisdom.
For his part, the secretary Isoko South traditional rulers committee, Mr. Victor Amare said, “I came to confirm if the monarch is alive contrary to insinuations that he was dead, but to my surprise, I meet him alive”.
Continuing he said, “I will take the message back to the traditional rulers committee that I came and saw the monarch alive, hale and healthy”. Amare prayed for Longlife , good health prosperity for the immediate family members.
He commended members of the family and urged them to do more, just as he prayed for blessings and long life.
In his remark, Chief Odoko mathais, commended hon victor Asasa for the courtesy visit and urged that it continues. He urged the people of Olomoro Kingdom to see before making utterances on the monarch.
Odoko noted that the monarch is alive and urged those behind the rumors of death to desist and wait for their time, and stop throwing stones of confusion in Olomoro Kingdom.
The highpoint of the event was the Monarch’s prayer for the people of Olomoro and Isoko Nation. He noted that some persons never wished him to be the traditional ruler of the kingdom, just as he thanked God and commended the government of Delta State for the coronation.