Urhobo Progress Union Pays Condolence Visit to Asagba of Asaba Palace

Asaba, Delta State – The Urhobo Progress Union, Asaba Branch, led by her president, Olorogun Dr. Austin Authority Akpede, conveyed heartfelt condolences to the palace of the Asagba of Asaba on Thursday, March 7th, 2024, following the demise of the revered monarch, Late Obi (Prof) Joseph Chike Edozien CFR JP.

From left-right: Late Obi (Prof) Joseph Chike Edozien CFR JP, Olorogun Dr. Austin Authority Akpede

In a solemn condolence message, President Olorogun Dr. Austin Authority Akpede expressed the shock and pain felt by the Urhobo community in Asaba and beyond. He highlighted the significant contributions of the late monarch to the cultural and traditional landscape of Asaba, acknowledging his profound impact on various aspects of human life.

“We received, with rude shock and we are particularly pained to hear the sad news of the passing on to glory of The Very Highly Respected Monarch. The Asagba of Asaba, Obi (Prof) Joseph Chike Edozien (CFR). Words are insufficient to describe the sorrow this shocking news must have inflicted on thousands of his admirers, particularly the good people of Asaba and beyond,” President Akpede conveyed.

The UPU delegates in a group photograph with some palace chiefs of the Asagba of Asaba

The delegation offered prayers for the royal family and the entire community of Asaba, seeking divine strength and solace in this time of grief. “On behalf of the good and industrious people of Urhobo in Asaba and environs, we fervently pray that the Almighty God will grant the royal family and the entire people of Asaba the fortitude to bear this irreparable loss. May his gentle soul rest in perfect peace, amen,” President Akpede concluded.

Receiving the delegation at the Asagba Palace were prominent figures including Prof. Anthony Onuora Edozien, MD, Ochendo Ahaba, Louis Nwabuwane Edozien, Onu Ochendo, Chief Patrick N. C. Ndili, the Ihonor of Asaba, and other palace chiefs.

The visit underscored the deep bonds of solidarity and respect between the Urhobo nation and Asaba, reaffirming the importance of unity and shared mourning in times of loss.

The delegation includes the following, Vice President Amb. Emmanuel Oyovwikigho, retired Permanent Secretary Olorogun Sir E. P. Ogagifo. The Erho re Ovie of Agbarha kingdom, Elder Emmanuel Ibodor, retired State Director of Fire Service, and immediate past president, Mrs. Benedicta Okeme and Mr. Solomon Omo-Ovie, along with Mrs. Theresa Ikomoni, Mrs. Anna Oyawiri, and Mr. Ufumata Peter.

As the community continues to mourn the loss of a beloved leader, the legacy of Late Obi (Prof) Chike Edozien CFR JP will undoubtedly be cherished and remembered for generations to come.

One thought on “Urhobo Progress Union Pays Condolence Visit to Asagba of Asaba Palace

  1. This is a welcome approach,in upu Asaba chapter,and congratulations to the house for visiting the palace.uhrobo me na, oviovu!

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