President Muhammadu Buhari, his vice, Yemi Osinbajo, Senate President, Ahmad Ibrahim Lawan, Speaker of the House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila, are among top dignitaries expected to grace the coronation of the the Och’ Idoma V, His Royal Majesty, Agabaidu Elaigwu Odogbo Obagaji John.
The coronation ceremony will hold on Thursday, June 30th at the Och’Idoma Square, Otukpo in Otukpo Local Government Area of Benue State.
This was disclosed in a statement issued by the Chairman, Central Planning Committee CPC, Ekpe Dennis Ogbu and Chairman Publicity Subcommittee, Joseph Odaudu.
The statement said others expected to attend the epoch making event include the Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Boss Mustapha, the Governors of Taraba, Kogi, Plateau, Cross River, Rivers, Enugu and Nassarawa States.
Also, the statement added that respected Royal fathers attending the event from outside the state include the Gbong Gwom Jos, Attah Igala, Aku Uka of Wukari, Emir of Lafia and Emir of Keffi among others.
It noted that, “the Governor of Benue State, Samuel Ortom, Deputy Governor, Benson Abounu, Senators Abba Patrick Moro, Orker Jev, Gabriel Suswam, and all other members of the National Assembly from Benue State, the Tor Tiv V and Chairman, Benue State Council of Chiefs, His Royal Majesty, Prof. James Iorzua Ayatse, prominent sons and daughters of Idoma Kingdom such as Senator David Mark, AVM Monday Morgan, Chief Stephen Lawani, General Lawrence Onoja, Professor Ode Ojowu and Chief Mike Okibe Onoja among others, shall be on hand to receive the esteemed guests.”
The event holds by 10am.