President Muhammadu Buhari has congratulated the Itsekiri nation on the announcement of a new Olu of Warri, Prince Utieyinoritsetsola Emiko.
In a message to the Itsekiri on Wednesday by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina, President Buhari urged the Itsekiri nation to reconcile after the announcement of a new Olu of Warri-designate.
Buhari prayed for a peaceful reign under Olu of Warri-designate and urged the Itsekiri nation to love one another, reconcile and unite after a pulsating race for the throne.
“President Muhammadu Buhari sends sincere greetings to the Itsekiri nation on the announcement of a new Olu of Warri, as pronounced by the Iyatsere of Warri Kingdom.
“The President also condoles with the Itsekiris on the passage of the immediate past Olu, His Majesty, Ogiame Ikenwoli, which was equally formally announced.
“President Buhari prays that the Olu-designate, Prince Utieyinoritsetsola Emiko, will have a peaceful reign, signposted by massive development of Itsekiri land.
“He counsels love and reconciliation after a pulsating race for the throne, noting that peradventure any dissension exists, such should be resolved through due process.
“As the Itsekiri nation mourns their departed Olu for three months, President Buhari prays godly comfort for them, and a smooth ascendancy for the incoming monarch,” the statement said.
Recall that the Itsekiri nation has announced the appointment of a new Olu of Warri kingdom, Utieyinoritsetsola Emiko, and presented the Omoba to the Itsekiri nation.
This development was announced by the Iyatsere of Warri kingdom and Acting Chairman Warri council of Chiefs and Olu Advisory council, Chief Johnson Amatserunreleghe.
This was done after Amatserunreleghe had earlier in the day, announced the passage of its monarch His Royal Majesty, Ogiame Ikenwoli at Ode Itsekiri, Warri South local government area, Delta State.
The new Olu of Warri Designate was born April 2, 1984, to Prince Godwin Toritseju Emiko (the late Ogiame Atuwatse II) and Gladys Durorike Emiko in Warri, Delta State.
He holds a Bachelor of Arts degree, majoring in International Studies and Political science while minoring in History and Economics. He also holds a Master’s of Science degree in Management.