Fiyewei of Gbaramatu, Chief Bubor buried amidst eulogies, tears

•He was a rallying point for the kingdom- Barr. Otuaro

•He has left a very big shoe for me – Eldest Son

•We shall all miss him – Gbaramatu Kingdom

To the people of Okerenkoko community and the entire Gbaramatu Kingdom, Warri South West Local Government Area of Delta State, Saturday 2nd December will remain indelible in their memories for one reason.

It was a day the remains of their illustrious son, father, benefactor and community leader, late High Chief (Dr) Alfred Makaraba Bubor (JP) ANHR was lowered into his final resting place amid tears and eulogies.

Ologbo one, as he was fondly called, left to reunite with his ancestors after attaining the very riped age of 83 years. Until his demise, he was the Fiyewei of Gbaramatu Kingdom and the national leader of HOSTCOM.

Speaking with our correspondent, the Deputy Governor of Delta State, Barr. Kingsley Burutu Otuaro stated that the Fiyewei of Gbaramatu Kingdom was a cap that was very appropriate for Chief Alfred M. Bubor, JP.

In his words, “I knew Chief Bubor as a rallying point as he was blessed with a flair for mobilizing the people at the grassroots and abroad; a quality he earned as a result of his probity and selflessness service to humanity.

To the eldest son, Mr. Alex Bubor, daddy will forever live in their hearts and the shoe he left behind is irreplaceable.

In his words, “He has left behind a very big shoe for me; for all his kids to fill. I will tell my kids how great their grandfather was and strive to share his wise principles with them.

“You were born a star; you remained so and died a golden star. I will forever cherish you,” he added.

Going philosophical, he explained that he will “disagree with Shakespeare W:1623, who in his book, Julius Caesar, said, ‘Life is a tale told by an idiot. Full of sound and fairy, signifying nothing.’ Daddy’s life was full of a tale told by Angels, full of hope and a better life with your creator. I will truly miss you and no words can describe my loss.”

On his part, Senator James Manager, a Senator of the Federal Republic representing Delta South Senatorial District stated that the late Fiyewei of Gbaramatu Kingdom and the Eguono-Risi of Agbarha Kingdom was a foremost leader of the Niger Delta region, a renowned peace and lover and a politician par excellence who helped in facilitation of the Warri Peace Accord of 2004.

Hon. Julius Pondi, Member representing Burutu Federal Constituency in the House of Representatives on his part asked but rhetorically, “Should we pray for your return Amakro-brotarigha, when you have accomplished an earthly mission now on heavenly assignment for our sake? Should we mourn when the angels are in awe at the break of the news of our travails in the hands of our oppressors? Should we cry when you are recruiting heavenly armies to help fight the battles of Gbaramatu Kingdom? We cry not ‘cos to thy creator you narrate our pains.”

In the same vein, Hon. Daniel O. Reyenieju, Member representing Warri Federal Constituency in House of Representatives stated that Chief Alfred was a man of great courage who brought hope where there were despair and succour in place of perplexity.

For the traditional Prime Minister of Gbaramatu Kingdom, Chief Wellington O. Okirika (CON), it was a mixture of sorrow and celebration.

In his words, “I make this tribute to a man like no other. It is difficult to capture in words the unique qualities of our late High Chief Bubor. You will attest to the fact that his attributes illuminate the kingdom and our environment until this moment.”

Present at the funeral ceremony includes; Chief Elder Oyagha P. T. Heavens (JP), The Ibe-Egberigbawei of Gbaramatu Kingdom. The Tubanghanwei of Gbaramatu Kingdom. The Garen-ere of Egbema Kingdom; The Bolou-wine-ere of Isaba Kingdom. Hon. (Barr.) Daniel Omayone Mayuku, Member representing Warri South-West of Delta State House of Assembly.

Others include; High Chief Dr. S. Benjamin, Acting National Chairman, HOSTCOM. Lt. Col. Satchie Emmanuel Ayomike Etoromi (rtd), the Seipakumor of Gbaramatu Kingdom. High Chief Tunde Smooth; Mr. Toritseju Mabiaku, Chairman, DESOPADEC Indigenous Contractors Forum, traditional rulers, chiefs, politicians, among others.


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