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Ogbona Rulers of the Twentieth Century 1892 – 2017

Ogbona community is one of the communities that makes up Avianwun clan of Etsako Central Local government area of Edo state. As much as the entire clan is centrally administered by a clan head who goes by the title of Ogie Avianwun, the respective communities are administered by community rulers called Okphe Ukpi.

Below are the Okphe Ukpi of Ogbona community from 1892 to 2017:

S/N OKPHE UKPI KINDRED DATES
1 Aikpabeghie (OKPHE UKPI) Ivhioverai 1892 – 1904
2 Anyai (OKPHE UKPI) Handed over to Ototo when he was imprisoned for his role during the Dogbonoba war Ivhiorevho 1904 – 1908
3 Ototo (OKPHE UKPI) Ivhitse 1908 – 1914
4 Enakhumhe (Warrant Chief) Appointed by the British Administration Ivhiobore 1914 – 1917
5 Ikhumhetse (Warrant Chief) son of Enakhumhe Ivhiobore 1917 – 1918
6 Okozi (Warrant Chief) Removed on restoration of Ukpi holding system in 1931 Ivhiulaghua 1920 – 1931
7 Aleghe (OKPHE UKPI) appointed at the restoration of Ukpi holding Ivhioroke 1931 – 1938
8 Atsegwasi (OKPHE UKPI) ruled for 3 months Ivhiosano 1941 – 1941
9 Okozi (OKPHE UKPI) same Okozi that Warrant Chief of Ogbona 1920-1931 Ivhiulaghua 1942 – 1954
10 Patrick Ajayi Oboarekpe (A primary school Teacher) became the OKPHE UKPI of Ogbona and vacated the Ukpi holding on becoming the Ogieavhianwu of Avhianwu in 1986 Ivhitse 1955 – 1994
11 Chief Thomas Ajayie Osigbemhe (JP) a retired civil servant-Permanent Secretary (8/10/1994 – 2008) Ivhiozima 8/10/1994 – 2008
12 Chief William Idode, Okphe Ukpi of Ogbona (Politician and Community Leader) Ivhiobore 2008 – DATE
NEXT ORDER OF ROTATION ACCORDING TO KINDRED AS AT APRIL 2017
S/N  KINDRED TITLE HOLDER
1 Akpabeghie Egboise Title Chief Bernard Ikhanoba
2 Ivhiorevho Ogboikpise Title Chief Patrick K. Ikhane
3 Ivhioroke Utokho Ukpi Na evho Title Chief Stephen Apakhade
4 Ivhido Utokho Ukpi Na ape Title Chief Jacob Utu Orbih

Source: Ogbona Elite Forum

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