Thursday, October 31, 2013

Goodluck And Patience Jonathan Bag Chieftaincy Titles In Okrika


Upon arrival at the Port Harcourt International Airport at 2pm on Thursday, President Goodluck Jonathan, headed to Okrika home town of his wife Dame Patience, where they were conferred with chieftaincy titles by King E.D.I Obudibo, Ikwo V of Ogoloma.
Jonathan was accompanied by  Governor Chibuike Amaechi of Rivers State and Seriake Dickson of Bayelsa State.
Jonathan was conferred with Se lolia I of Wakirike Bese while the the First Lady bagged Se Nyengibo 1 of Wakirike Bese.
The community was excited as the people were in celebration mood. Masquerades were seen on display on some streets in the town.
Ahead of the funeral of Dame Patience's mother, Madam Charity Oba, cows and bags of rice had been distributed to the various war canoe houses in the town to ensure the funeral venue was not overcrowded, Vanguard reports.
The various compounds were also given money to make provision for canopies and other things to spice up the merriment.
There were about three gun boats on the Okrika river to ensure security of lives of those travelling to the funeral by boat. Free boats were available to convey people of the riverine areas to the funeral. Also at the jetty in Okrika, some shuttle buses were on ground to convey people to the venue of the event.

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