President Muhammadu Buhari, today, April 6, 2021, felicitated with the newly-installed Warri monarch, Utieyinoritsetsola Emiko, who has just been named as the new Olu of Warri.
According to The Punch, the president also sympathized with the people of Itsekiri kingdom over the demise of their King, the Itseki Ogiame Ikenwoli, after the official announcement of his demise yesterday.
This was contained in a statement released by the president through Jn his media aide, Femi Adesina.
The president, in the statement called for calm and a peaceful disposition following the battle of succession that occurred.
The statement read in part:
“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 Royal Majesty Ogiame Ikenwoli, which was equally formally announced.
“President Buhari prays that the Olu-designate, Prince Utieyinoritsetsola Emiko, will have a peaceful reign, sign-posted 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 in-coming monarch.”