A prominent traditional Chief and Kingmaker in Oghara Kingdom, Chief Samuel Agiserere Erubami is dead.

A statement by the family said the Late Chief Samuel Erubami, who was a Chairman/Unugbrogodo of the Ogharefe Council of Chiefs and Elders (Oguedion), died in the early hours of Tuesday after a brief ailment.

Born on April 2, 1921, the Elder statesman of the Urhobo nation died at a ripe age of 98 years. He was, among others, known for justice, honesty and total commitment to the growth of the Urhobo nation as a whole and Oghara kingdom in particular.

Meanwhile, the apex socio-cultural body of the Urhobo nation, the Urhobo Progress Union (UPU) has condoled with the Erubami family and the entire Urhobo nation over the sad demise of Chief Samuel Erubami.

In a condolence message signed by its worldwide youth wing President, Comrade Nicholas Omoko, the Urhobo union described Late Chief Samuel Erubami as a great philosopher and realist who stood for truth, peace, equity and justice in the Oghara traditional institution, noting that his life and times positively impacted on the traditional system of leadership in Oghara and the Urhobo nation as a whole.

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“As Urhobo Nation mourns the illustrious Urhobo leader and Unugbrogodo (Traditional Speaker), High Chief Samuel Agiserere Erubami of Ogharefe, the Ukoko r’ Okugbe r’ Ighele r’ Urhobo (Urhobo Progress Union Youth Wing) conveys our heartfelt condolences to his family and the people of Oghara Kingdom whom he ably served with sincerity and straight forwardness as a member of the traditional engine house of Oghara kingdom”, the message read.

The ethnic union urged members of the Erubami family, Oghara kingdom and the Urhobo nation to be comforted by the knowledge that the late Chief Samuel Erubami led a worthy and exemplary life, leaving behind worthy legacies that will assure his place in posterity.


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