John Elaigwu Odogbo has emerged the paramount ruler of idoma people a title referred to as the “Ochi idoma” following a peaceful contest which was overseen by the college of voters for the new Och’ Idoma stool.
A statement by the Media Aide to the Special Adviser,Bureau of Local Government and Chieftaincy Affairs Damian Attah revealed that he defeated his two rivals to win the election .
A futher breakdown reveals that he scored 19 out of the total 28 valid votes cast and was returned as the substantive new Och’Idoma V, in the very transparent selection process.
His closest contender Sonny Echono Permanent secretary Federal ministry of Education scored 8 votes while Andrew Idakwu had a lone vote.
The 30th of December had been set as deadline for the selection of the new paramount leader who replaces Agabaidu Elias Ikoyi Obekpa who passed
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