Bayelsa Monarch honours Law Maker, others with chieftaincy titles
The Ekowe Community in Southern Ijaw Local Government Area of Bayelsa state was agog penultimate Saturday as the community civic centre was filled to rafter as the people came in their numbers to celebrate the epochal and historic chieftaincy on four messianic leaders of Ekowe by His Royal Highness of Ekowe Community in Bomo – Ibe ( Dr) Toboro Andy Godwill, King Epete XI ,JNP, Amananowei of Ekowe community. Those who were conferred with the chieftaincy titles were Hon ( Chief ) Moses Marlon, who represents the good people of Southen Ijaw Constituency 3 in Bayelsa state House of Assembly and chairman House Committee on Culture and Tourism, as the Koripadei – Tukpa, translated to mean , he that has brought light to Ekowe Community, Chief ( Hon ) Kia Ebidoughebofa Nigeria, the Executive Chairman of Southern Ijaw Local Government Area, Chief ( Hon ) Champion Daniel Igali, Commissioner for Youth and Sports Development .
The ceremony was under the chairmanship of Rt Hon Obolo Edwin Bubou, former Speaker of Bayelsa State House of Assembly.
The occasion was equally attended by very important personalities, among which were , Senator Moses Cleopas who represents Bayelsa Central at the Senate, Hon Tarre Porri, Chairman House Committee on Information at the Bayelsa state House of Assembly, Hon Mitema OBODOR of Bayelsa state House of Assembly , Hon Doodei Week, immediate Commissioner of Agriculture and Natural Resources , Hon Adolphus Ofongo, Hon Flint George, top government functionaries , CDC, Council of Chiefs, women and men, opinion leaders and captain of industries among others.
Different groups and religious groups presented gifts to Chief Moses Marlon, among them were , Our Moses prayer group, Moses Queen of Ekowe women wing chapter, Ekowe Federated Student Union,Ekowe chapter .
Hon Moses Marlon now Koripadei – Tukpa while speaking to journalists expressed his deep appreciation to HRH Dr Toboro Andy Godwill ,King Epete XI JPN for deeming it fit to confer on him the chieftaincy title which will spur him to do more for his constituency and mankind.
He also extended his gratitude to his pastor, Walter Okoni and other men of God and individuals too numerous to mention and prayed that God will continue to bless them immensely.
He also disclosed that he used the opportunity to donate gifts to eight elderly men and women of Ekowe Community.They include Door Zia,Emobeke Ikiri.BG Wille, Engla Shadrick Ogoun,Chief Okolobi Yemon,Paul Iniomo Anglakumo and Grace Iniyangha.