A pastor of the Deeper Christian Life Ministry, Elaigwu Odogbo John has emerged the new Och’Idoma, a paramount Ruler of the Idoma Nation.
The 52-year-old clergy defeated Andrew Idakwu and Sunday Echono to emerge the new king in Idoma land after the demise of His Royal Highness, Agabaidu Elias Ikoyi Obekpa who went on hunting expedition on October 10.
Recall that the Benue State Governor, Samuel Ortom had assured that selection of the new Och’Idoma would be transparent.
Pastor Elaigwu was born on 27th March,1969 as the 5th born to the family of Mr. ELAIGWU EKOJA in Obagaji the headquarters of AGATU Local Government Area of Benue State.
He is a graduate of prestigious Ahmadu Bello University Zaria (1994) with B.Sc honours in Accounting and currently running a PhD programs in Accounting at the Nasarawa State University Keffi.
Benue State Governor, Samuel Ortom, has congratulated the Och’Idoma-elect, Pastor John Elaigwu Odogbo, on his election as the 5th paramount ruler of the Idoma nation.
Governor Ortom on Thursday, December 30, 2021 at the Benue Peoples House Makurdi, received the Och’Idoma-elect when the latter was presented to him by the selection committee, led by Commissioner for Housing, Chief Ekpe Ogbu.
The Governor prayed God to provide the anointing on the new paramount ruler to be able to discharge his duties effectively, even as he pledged sustained support of his administration to the traditional institution.
He also pledged his administration’s commitment to justice, fairness and equity at all times, stressing that as someone who comes from one of the least communities in the state, he will always allow God’s will to prevail.