The controversy trailing who to succeed the Olu of Warri, Ogiame Ikenwoli, continued on Monday as Chief Ayirimi Emami, the Ologbotsere of Warri, dismissed the unveiling of Olu of Warri designate, Prince Tsola Emiko, insisting the revered Monarch has not joined his ancestors.
This followed an announcement by
Iyatsere of Warri kingdom, Chief Johnson Atserunleghe that the 20th Olu of Warri, Ogiame Ikenwoli has died after which his (Olu of Warri) successor, Prince Itieyinoritsetsola Emiko was unveiled.
Recall that some months ago reports had it that the Monarch had passed on but the palace denied it, insisting that the Olu was just indisposed and not dead has reported.
Reacting to the announcement of the Olu of Warri designate which was done at Ode – Itsekiri in Warri South Local Government Area, Emami described what was done as kangaroo, insisting that him as the Ologbotsere of the kingdom is saddled with the responsibility of announcing the Monarch’s demise and his successor.
“The Olu has not joined his ancestors. As far as I am concerned, whatever was done today at Ode – Itsekiri was kangaroo in search of power. The person that has the right to pronounce the transition of the Olu of Warri, whenever that happens, is the Ologbotsere, which i am till this moment by the grace of God.
“I must add that the 1979 edict has not been amended to give any other person the right to pronounce the passage of the Olu of Warri, apart from the Ologbotsere,” Emami said.
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Recall the council of chiefs suspended Emami as the Ologbotsere some weeks ago as result of this same who to succeed the Monarch.