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Late Chief D.S.P. Alamieyeseigha Posthumously Honored with Chieftaincy Title by Ogboin Kingdom

The former Governor of Bayelsa State, the late Chief DSP Alamieyeseigha, has been posthumously honored with the prestigious chieftaincy title of Ogboin Okurizi of the Ogboin Kingdom in his hometown of Amassoma. This event was part of the 20th Coronation Anniversary celebrations of His Royal Majesty King Oweipa Jones Ere III, The Ebenanwei of Ogboin Kingdom.

The title was bestowed upon Chief DSP Alamieyeseigha’s son, Seleake Alamieyeseigha, who expressed his gratitude to the king for recognizing his late father’s contributions. Seleake remarked, “It is very humbling. I want to thank the king for recognizing his achievements not only in the Ogboin clan but across the Ijaw nation and the Niger Delta. I’m sober but also very happy. What we are seeing today, the works of his hand, people still celebrate, and recognize his achievements. I am greatly honored that His Excellency (Chief James Ibori) has also taken the role of a father in my life. He is someone that I can reach out to at any time. With the traditions that are kept here, everyone knows across the Ijaw nation and the Niger Delta that the Ogboin clan carries not only the struggles but also the ideals of what the Ijaw nation should be like and as an extension Nigeria.”

Other notable figures honored at the event included the former Governor of Delta State, Chief James Ibori, and the Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC), Chief Samuel Ogbuku. Both leaders praised Chief DSP Alamieyeseigha for his significant achievements in Bayelsa State and the broader Niger Delta region.

Chief Ibori, bestowed with the title Opu Ekie of Ogboin, expressed his pride in being recognized as a son of the soil. He stated, “I am proud to be recognized as a son of the soil. Let me remind you that this is the hometown of my comrade Dr. DSP Alamieyeseigha who has gone to the great beyond. You know the bond that we share and all the things we went through on behalf of our people. I want to thank you (the king) for remembering him all the time.”

Chief Ogbuku, who received the title Ebi-Koriweni Owei of Ogboin, pledged to continue serving the people of the Niger Delta and to promote development at the grassroots level. He noted, “The title itself humbles me because I’m just one year plus in office and I believe there is so much more I have to do. With this honor, it is only going to spur us to do better. The fact that you can drive down to Amassoma today is part of his legacy. Where we are today was an island that was cut off from the rest of Yenagoa. For him to achieve that and ensure that there is a university in Amassoma (a virgin land) tells us that anything is possible.”

Additional honorees at the event included Chief Mrs. Nice Alamieyeseigha, Prof. Steve Azaiki, and High Chief Robert Enogha, among others.

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