It was a carnival of colours in Lugbene, Bangha in Khana Local Government Area of Rivers State as the king of the kingdom, Gbenemene and Kasimene Bangha VII of Ogoniland, HRH King (Mene) Suanu T.Y Baridam, AMB. P, JP celebrated his 10th Coronation Anniversary.
Sons and daughters of the kingdom, academics, industrialists, civil servants, came from far and wide to felicitate with their king.
The young king was full of joy as he installed five sons of the kingdom as chiefs.
There was dance and those who came ate to their fill. Several traditional rights were observed as the youth of the kingdom entertained the visitors.
The Rivers State Council of Traditional Rulers led by their chairman and the Amanyanabo of Opobo Kingdom, His Majesty, King Dandison Douglas Jaja, JP, Jeki V led other traditional rulers to the occasion. Traditional rulers from Rivers State that graced the occasion
include His Majesty, King G. N. K Gininwa, JP, AMB. P, OFR, the Gbenemene Tai Kingdom and the president Supreme Council of Traditional Rulers of Ogoni; King (Dr) M. S. H. Eguru, Gbala II AMB. P, JP, Gbenemene Ken-Khana Kingdom; HRM. King Barr. Onyekachi K. Amaonwu (JP) and many others.
Royal father of the the day and the permanent secretary General of the forum of traditional rulers in Africa, Sa Majesté Tchiffi Zie Jean Gervai flew in from Ivory Coast to grace the occasion.
Sa Majesté Tchiffi Zie Jean Gervai
Out of state traditional rulers who graced the occasion include HRM Pere of Akugbene-Mein kingdom, the second vice-chairman, Delta State Council of Traditional rulers.
HRM Ovie of Ozoro Kingdom, HRM Ovie of Ellu Kingdom, HRM Pere of Kumbowa Kingdom, HRM Ovie of Arhawarien.
Highpoint of the occasion was the award presentation to notable sons of the kingdom, chieftaincy and Coronation and reconsecration of the traditional stool. There were also representatives from the Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Ezenwo Wike, representatives of the oil and gas free zone and many notable organizations who came to rejoice with the kingdom.
Professor Don Baridam blessing the king and his chiefs