In Ethiope East Local Government Area of Delta State, precisely Umiaghwa-Abraka Kingdom. An illustrious son of the soil, Chief Sunday Onoriode, was hosted in a grand style.
Chief Onoriode, who happens to be the Delta State Organizing Secretary of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP), was given a very warm reception. The hosting of Onoriode was a way of appreciating him for his invaluable meritorious services to the kingdom.
Onoriode,who has both distinguished himself at the state and community level was duly celebrated as top government functionaries, indigenes, family and friends both within and outside the state cams to celebrate with him.
Dignitaries at the occasion include: Hon. Ndudi Elumelu, Minority Leader, House of Representatives; Hon. Sheriff Oborevwori, Speaker, Delta State House of Assembly; Secretary to the state government, Barr. Chiedu Ebie; Delta State Chairman, People’s Democratic Party (PDP), Barr. Kingsley Esiso; Chief Ighoyota Amori, Chairman of Delta State Capital Development Authority; Chief Bernard Edewor, PDP leader, Ethiope East Local Government Area, Chief Ben Igbakpa, Member representing Ethiope Federal Constituency among others.
President General of the kingdom, Chief Arawore, thanked all that graced the ceremony, describing Chief Onoriode as “a worthy son of the kingdom and a shining star who deserves the honour bestowed on him” For despite his busy schedule in Asaba, he always returns back home during weekends to meet with members of the community in order to move the kingdom forward. Thank you for all that you have done in Ethiope East Local Government Area. We are delighted that you are been honoured by your community.”
To the people of Umiaghwa Abraka Kingdom, Esiso said: “Support Onoriode to be returned as the Organising Secretary of the party if you want me to return back as the Chairman of the party in the state.” As he went ahead to add “I am excited with the caliber of people I am seeing here today, for it is in the interest of this kingdom to protect and pray for him.” .”
To finalize the occassion, the celebrant, Onoriode said : “ I am overjoyed and short of words to describe how I feel. On behalf of my family, I want to say a big thank you to our kingdom, the Ovie, the council of chiefs and for finding worthy of such reception, I will never ever forget this day” as he was presented with an award by the Ovie, HRM (AVM) Lucky Ochuko Ararile (rtd.), Avwaike I, on behalf of the kingdom.