Itsekiri announces passage of Olu of Warri, new Olu designate
The death of the 20th Olu of Warri, Ogiame Ikenwoli, has been announced on Monday by the Iyatsere of Warri Kingdom, Chief Johnson Atserunleghe
The announcement was followed by 20 cannon shots signifying that 20 Olus had reigned so far.
Thereafter, the Iyatsere pronounced a mourning period of three lunar months throughout the Itsekiri nation during which there shall be no drumming, dancing or merrymaking of any kind anywhere while all Itsekiri sons and daughters must tie their wrapper upside down for the duration of the mourning period.
An Olu designate, Prince Itieyinoritsetsola Emiko, was announced and introduced to the people.
The event was attended by Itsekiri sons and daughters from all parts of the country including the Regent of Warri Kingdom, Chief Emmanuel Okotie-Eboh; Chief (Mrs.) Olivia Agbajoh, the Egudeghe (Oyewumi) of Warri; Chief Solomon Areyenka, Chief (Dr.) Adams Timeyin, Chief (Dr.) Charles Ikomi, Prince Yemi Emiko and Chief Brown Nene.
Among other dignitaries in attendance was the Ooni of Ife, His Imperial Majesty Oba Adeyeye Enitan Ogunwusi, represented by two frontline monarchs from the South West, Oba Akinola Oyetade Aderere (the Olubosin of Ifetedo) and Oba Adekunle Adeayo Adeagbo (the Ore of Otun-Ekiti). Punch