The palace of
His Royal Majesty (HRM), Obi Stephen C. Osagie III, (J.P), the Obi of Akumazi
in Ika North East local government area, the third longest reigning monarch in
the world was agog as he celebrated his 60th anniversary on the throne. The
celebration which was held on 31st of November, 2013 witnessed a massive
turnout of chiefs, traditional rulers, elders in council and the entire
community of Akumazi kingdom who came to grace the occasion.

            During the ceremony, Obi Osagie III
(JP) honored Chief Samuel Nwogwonuwe, an illustrious son of Obuluku, in Aniocha
South local government area with a chieftaincy title, of “the Onyeso-Eze-Ori
Ihie-Iria-Eka of  Akumazi kingdom”.

            Appreciating God and expressing
gratitude to his HRM Obi Osagie III (JP) for honoring him with such a Chieftaincy
title, Chief Samuel Onwogwonuwe stated that it has been known to him for a long
time that a king does not honor an evil man.

            Also speaking, Dr. Erick Ekaeze, the
Isama of Akumazi, Chief Chukwuma 
Solomon, the Ochoudo I of Akumazi and Chief Jude Osian, the Ideh I, of
Akumazi are among the chiefs and community members who congratulated the royal
father, HRM Obi Osagie III (JP)

            In their separate remarks, they
described the royal father as a king ordained, destined and crowned to live
long and to enjoy the fruit of his labour. They assured him that they and their
families will remain law abiding and help to initiate anything that will bring
development to his kingdom, Ika land and Delta State at large.

            Responding to newsmen, shortly after
the event, HRM Obi Osagie III (JP) said that he was installed on the throne in
1953. He noted that the joy he has today is that he is celebrating 60 years on
the throne and as the third longest reigning monarch in the whole world, God
has been seeing him through, preserving his family, and has also been blessing
his kingdom, Akumazi Umuocha.

            While assuring his people that he
will remain good to them because he has been blessed like king Solomon,” he
also urged them to be good citizens and desist from anything that will not
bring unity and development to the kingdom.


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