The Palace of the Paramount Traditional Ruler of the Agbor Kingdom, His Royal Majesty (HRM) Benjamin Ikenchuku the Dein of Agbor Kingdom was full of activities on Monday June 29 2020 as he celebrated his 43rd birthday anniversary.
Dignitaries that graced the occasion were members of Agbor Affairs, Agbor Community Union (ACU), The Deputy Chairman, Ika South Local Government Council, Mrs Patience Agboma and a host of others
Speaking at the event, the chairman Agbor Affairs Mr. Akaraka Nkem Oghonim, described His Majesty as a Monarch who has the well being of his subjects at heart, which some persons may not know about at the moment.
He pointed out that Agbor Affair has placed full page adverts in two indigenous and one National Newspaper as a way of expressing their love for their king.
In his speech while paying homage to the King, the President General Agbor Community Union (ACU) Mr. Larry Onyeche maintained that His Majesty, Dr Benjamin Ikenchukwu is a ruler with a difference, adding that he is like a father to all.
The President General went further to confirm that His Royal Majesty is among the recognized and respected king in the nation adding that Agbor is proud to have him as their King.
The Deputy Chairman, Ika South Local Government Council Area, Mrs. Patience Agboma on her part said His Royal Majesty is the best any Kingdom can wish for, a king filled with love for his people and desires the best for his subjects. She urged Agbor indigenes to join hands with the Monarch for the development and peace of the kingdom.
One of the palace chiefs, who spoke on behalf of his fellow chiefs, noted that the chiefs are fortunate to have such an understanding and intelligent King assuring the monarch of the Chiefs undivided loyalty to the throne and the kingdom.
He pointed out that Agbor land is blessed, and in addition to that, God also gave them a king that is progressive, he therefore urged the people to be grateful to God Almighty.
In his response, HRM Dr. Benjamin Ikenchuku Keagborekuzi 1 thanked all those present at the occasion for the love shown him, as he acknowledged that he is overwhelmed with joy to see how his people demonstrated their love for him.
The king gave the assurance that he will continue to carry everybody along as he recognises the fact that everybody is important in life.
High point of the occasion was the cutting of cakes presented by some associations.
An Agbor indigene who spoke to our reporter after the event, the Chief Strategist, Delta Decides, Secretary, Stegma Media Nigeria Ltd and a financial analyst Mr. Chuks Agboje congratulated His Majesty on his 43rd birthday celebration and prayed God to grant the monarch long life and prosperity.
Mr. Agboje said he is proud to be an Agbor man and happy to have a king who is respected all over the world.
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On his part, Mr. Benjamin Eteonu wished the king and his entire family many more years of celebration as he called on the indigenes of Agbor to join hands with the king to take the kingdom to higher heights.
The President and Founder of D. Peterson Foundation Dr. Donald Peterson described the king as a charismatic and passionate ruler that has the interest of his kingdom at heart.
In his words “I encourage all Agbor Sons and Daughters to join hands with our King to take our Kingdom to its enviable heights. Our King is the pride of our Kingdom; we should all support and protect him.”
REPORTED BY NICHOLAS EBEGBONI