This was contained in a statement signed and issued to newsmen in Warri yesterday by Chief Amb. Francis Boumiebi (JP), a copy of which was sent to The Liberator Newspapers.
The statement reads in full below:
On behalf of the Traditional of council of chiefs and the Birthday Planning Committee, I would like to extend my appreciation and gratitude to those who have participated in our Royal Majesty’s birthday despite their busy schedules for doing perfectly well in every aspect, I sincerely say thank you all for coming and your support/Gifts presentation. The endless hours that you spent in celebrating with our king on his birthday is amazing and fun filled. I lack words to appreciate you all that attended the ceremony. God will show you the way to perfection and give you all your heart desires IJMN Amen. I want to mention but few in no particular order and even if I fail to mention your name God Knows all your efforts towards the success of the event. 1. My sincere appreciation to God Almighty. 2. His Royal Majesty, King Couple Oromoni, Mobene III, Ama-Okosu, the paramount ruler of Ogbe-Ijoh Warri Kingdom. 3. His Royal Majesty, Johnbull Polokowei, Apiarogun, Ongolo I, paramount ruler of Ogbolubiri-Mein Kingdom. 4. His Royal Majesty, Emmanuel Onobrakpeyan Okumagba, King of Okere-Urhobo Kingdom. 5. The chairman of the occasion, RT Hon. Julius pond and his colleague 6. Pastor of Redeem church, Obotobo 17. Amb. Shedrack L. Agediga, ED Planning research and strategies Desopadec 8. All other Government officials present. 9. All company Reps present. 10. Capt Let them say, MD Lele group of companies 11. Kokodiagbene community Representavies12. All chiefs from other kingdom 13. Ogulagha Kingdom warri women14. Ogulagha Kingdom women.15. Various communities in ogulagha Kingdom.16. Various Associations in ogulagha Kingdom 17. Capt Alex Yelamu18. Mr Ziko Joseph, A business tycon 17. Chief Godspower Akiefa. 19. Chief Samuel Timiyan JP. 20. Thanks to the ogulagha Traditional council of Chiefs for their outing. 21. youths of ogulagha Kingdom. 22. Sokebolou dance Group23. Obotobo dance Group24. Ndoro Artist 25. All Artists 26. All media group27. Birthday planning committee members and several others
I cannot conclude this appreciation note without mentioning the wonder that happened during the ceremony, it was a surprise at a point when the master and King of music trills the crowd, suddenly Hon. Pondi, Capt. Let them say, Chief Peter Tuasinde and Capt. Alex Yelemu took a surprise dance step so funny to viewers to entertain and cerebrate their king for his birthday. This dance step of the individuals put so much smile on the face of our adorable monarch coupled with the sound of Melody’s coming from King Pereama Freetown the great musician.
May almighty God bless and fill your household with long life and celebrations day in day out.
Once more I sincerely appreciate and thank you all for the huge success, peace and accident free celebration glory be to God.
My regards to all.
Chief Amb. Francis boumiebi JP, The Ogungbeinwei of Ogulagha Kingdom, SSA to Governor Okowa on political matters. Same time The chairman of Majesty’s birthday planning committee