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Delta sues for peace in Warri

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Delta State Governor Ifeanyi Okowa, yesterday, condoled with the Itsekiri people over the passing of their monarch, Ogiame Ikenwoli.

Following the intrigues surrounding the death and selection of Prince Tsola Emiko as Olu-designate, the governor, through his Commissioner for Information, Charles Aniagwu, claimed he had not got an official information on the demise of the 20th Olu of Warri, hence he remained silent on the happenings in the kingdom.

Okowa had kept mum on Ikenwoli, who reportedly joined his ancestors in December 2020, though other faction within the kingdom claimed otherwise.

However, in a chat with reporters in Asaba, the commissioner insisted that the state government was not aware of the traditional ruler’s passage and selection of his successor.

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Following the ugly development, members of Olu of Warri Advisory Council rushed to Government House, Asaba, to formally intimate the governor of the monarch’s exit.

Upon receiving the family, Okowa described the late king as an epitome of peace, who built bridges across ethnic divides in the country.

He stated that the late Ogiame contributed immensely to the peace and development of not only Warri kingdom, but also the state and the country.

The governor congratulated the Olu-designate, Prince Tsola Emiko, on his emergence and called on the Itsekiri people to give him their full support.

He urged the Olu Advisory Council, led by the Iyatsere of Warri kingdom, Chief Johnson Omatseye, to do its best to unite everyone and ensure that there was peace in the empire.

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