The Presiding Bishop of Our Lords Shepherd of Jacob Cherubim and Seraphim Church (Inc) Oro-Owo, Rumueme Clan, Rivers State, Dr. Cockrene Udo, has described the recognition and elevation of Apiti of Rumueme Chieftaincy stool by the State Governor Nyesom Wike, to a first class stool, as a special gift from God to the Paramount Ruler of the clan, Nyenwe-Eli Omunakwe Nyeche Nsirim, Apiti of Rumueme. Speaking with journalists in Port-Harcourt, the Rivers state capital, Dr. Udo, who is also a titled chief (the Ochialiri 1 Rumukpakani Community, in Rumueme clan) commended Gov. Wike for recognizing the chieftaincy stool, as well as elevating it to a first class stool.
”Am particularly happy for the recognition and elevation of the stool. This shows that God has honoured Nyenwe-Eli Rumueme Nyeche Nsirim.
Dr. Cockrene Udo
“You know it’s a lifetime battle one fought and became victorious while he is alive. Some people will fight the battle and they will not win in their lifetime. I think it’s a huge honour from God.
“This has been long expected for the Rumueme Clan. It’s the will of God that it came to pass in the life time of Nyenwe-Eli Nsirim, which means it is destined for him to attain this height’,”he posited.
Chief Cockrene Udo said this development has increased the overwhelming support and loyalty of council of chiefs to Nyenwe-Eli Rumueme, which according him will attract growth and development in the kingdom.
He expressed the belief that the recognition and elevation of the stool has settled the conflicts that surrounds the stool in Rumueme clan, and admonished the Rumueme people to embrace the development for peace and unity to reign in the kingdom.
The Man of God promised to educate the youths on ways to live a good life, adding that the youths of Rumueme kingdom should be focused in life, and emulate the lifestyle of Nyenwe-Eli Nyeche Nsirim for them to attain greater heights in their lifetime.