Delta monarchs sue for peace over Olu of Warri crown tussle
The Delta State Council of Traditional Rulers has enjoined parties in the Olu of Warri crown tussle to maintain peace and harmony, while lasting solution is being sought to resolve the crisis, stressing that recourse to self-help will bring the revered throne to disrepute.
This was contained in a communiqué read by Chairman of the council and Obi of Owa, Dr. Emmanuel Efeizomor 11 at the end of their monthly meeting in Asaba, Delta State, at the weekend.
The monarchs, who received a position paper from the Ologbotsere (Traditional Prime Minister) of Warri Kingdom, Chief Ayiri Emami, during the meeting, warned that the warring parties should embrace peace and find an amicable solution to the crisis.
“We appeal to all stakeholders in the Warri kingship dispute to respect the sanity, peace and dignity of the kingdom as we pray for harmony to return to the great kingdom,” they admonished.
The monarchs also deplored the worsening insecurity in the country and called for unity to arrest the situation.
It noted the increase in political activities in the state ahead of the 2023 general elections and urged all political gladiators to join hand with the Governor Ifeanyi Okowa’s administration to enable it to finish strong in delivering dividends of democracy.
The council commended the Delta State House of Assembly for their efforts in ensuring that the anti-open grazing bill, now in the public hearing stage, was successfully passed into law to check herder/farmer clashes, among other important issues in the state.
It also congratulate the new Delta State Chief Judge and President, Customary Court of Appeal, as well as the newly sworn–in commissioners and wished them well in their assignments.
The monarchs also congratulated Vice Chairman of the council and the Orodje of Okpe, General Felix Mujakperuo (rtd.) and the Asagba of Asaba, Prof. Chike Edozien, over their appointments as chancellors of the Nigerian Army University, Biu, Borno State and Federal University of Gusau, Zamfara State.
No fewer than 30 traditional rulers from the three senatorial districts of the state, including Second Vice Chairman and Pere of Akugbene-Mein, His Majesty Stanley P. Luke Kalanama V111, attended the meeting.