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President Buhari Greets Itsekiri Nation On Olu-Designate, Mourns Departed Monarch

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President Muhammadu Buhari has sent his 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 condoled with the Itsekiris on the passage of the immediate past Olu, His Royal Majesty Ogiame Ikenwoli, which was equally formally announced.

In a statement signed by Femi Adesina, Special Adviser to President Buhari on Media and Publicity, the president prayed that the Olu-designate, Prince Utieyinoritsetsola Emiko, will have a peaceful reign, signposted by massive development of Itsekiri land.

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According to the statement, he urged the Itsekiri Nation to promote love and pursue reconciliation “after a pulsating race for the throne,” noting that “peradventure any dissension exists, such should be resolved through due process.”

The statement continued: “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.”

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