President Buhari admonishes Itsekiri nation, asks them to Resolve differences over Olu of Warri
The Itsekiri nation has been admonished by President Muhammadu Buhari to reconcile after the announcement of a new Olu of Warri-designate.
This was contained in a message sent to the Itsekiri by President Buhari through his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Mr Femi Adesina.
President Buhari prayed for a peaceful reign under Olu of Warri-designate, Prince Utieyinoritsetsola Emiko.
“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.
The suspended Ologbotsere of Warri, Chief Ayiri Emami, yesterday explained that his opposition to the emergence of Prince Emiko as Olu-elect was because of the failure of the Ruling House to adhere to due process.