Gulder Ultimate Search: Paschal Eronmose Is The Ultimate Man

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The
Gulder Ultimate Search 9 ended yesterday with Paschal Eronmose emerging winner.
He narrowly edged out Onyinye Udodi, who was the last female contestant
standing.
The final hunt for the treasure
started yesterday morning with four contestants: Paschal, Onyinye, James Adah
and Nuhu Zigwayi, who had spent the night at an old oil mill. The contestants
were directed to assemble at the mouth of an old fire bridge, where they were
subjected to their first challenge.

They were given a riddle to solve,
after which they were asked to race to a table, which had broken pieces of a
calabash. Piecing the broken pieces of calabash led the contestants to six palm
trees, which had three pieces of maps, which they had to retrieve to ensure
their continuation in the race. Paschal solved the riddle first and retrieved
the first map.

He was followed by Onyinye. James and
Nuhu solved the riddles at the same time, but James beat Nuhu to retrieving the
map, hence, Nuhu got evicted on the spot. Onyinye, James and Paschal were asked
to merge the pieces of the map, which they obtained. The complete map showed
directions of their journey path to where the treasure was hidden.
During the journey, they made use of
carabenas to slide across a river. They also came across a rope bridge, which
they crossed. They then shot through a pot using a bow and arrows, to retrieve
a key, which opened a bamboo gate, leading them to the Gatekeeper’s territory. By
sunset, James, Onyinye and Paschal met with Chidi Mokeme, the anchorman, who
subjected them to another challenge. They were to fill in the blank spaces of a
puzzle, which comprised of all the clues, which were strategically placed in
their camp, while they were in the jungle. Paschal solved the riddle first,
followed by Onyinye.
The inability of James to complete the
puzzle led to his eviction. The anchorman then informed both Paschal and
Onyinye that the clue to finding the gatekeeper’s fortune, the treasure which
they sought, was in the puzzle which they had just solved.
The solved puzzle read: From where you
draw your liquid of life, that is where you start your final stride. Run along
the path of green and stone, and where you lay your head, you call your home,
the treasures sleeps deep rooted within your soul; deeper than the bamboo that
grows ever so low. The puzzle led both Onyinye and Paschal back to the last
camp, which was their abode, before they were asked to spend their last night
in the oil mill. Paschal started searching behind the bench, which they sat on.
Onyinye raced to the spot where the
contestants used to sleep and lifted the mats. Had she lifted the bamboos and
dug the ground, she may have won the prize. But she left the place and raced to
the contestants’ former camp. Paschal then moved to where Onyinye had started
searching, lifted the bamboos and started digging, till he dug out the
Gatekeeper’s Fortune. For his feat, Paschal will cart home the N9 million grand
prize, N500, 000 swagger allowance and a brand new 2012 SUV.
He will be formally presented with his
prizes later today at the Le Meridien Hotel, Uyo, Akwa Ibom State at the reveal
party. Onyinye however, gets the sum of N4 million as total prize money, made
up of N3 million for emerging second placed contestant and N1 million for
emerging Gulder Ultimate Search last female contestant standing.
Other contestants who had earlier been
evicted on the programme were: Uzor Osimpka, Ifet Iniobong, Priscillia Ezeh,
Michael Ogbuefi, Patience Bornford, Ujam Emmanuel, Ayo Ojueromi and KofyaBrown.

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