The Itsekiri nation has announced the enthronement of a new Olu of Warri kingdom, Utieyinoritsetsola Emiko, and presented the Omoba to the Itsekiri nation.
The new development was announced by the Iyatsere of Warri kingdom and Acting Chairman Warri council of Chiefs and Olu Advisory council, Chief Johnson Amatserunreleghe.
The announcement was made after Amatserunreleghe had earlier in the day, announced the passage of its monarch His Royal Majesty, Ogiame Ikenwoli at Ode Itsekiri, Warri South local government area, Delta State.
As a mark of respect for the late monarch, there will be no merrymaking in the oil city of Warri for the next three months.
Also, all forms of merrymaking including burials, marriages, dancing have been suspended across all Itsekiri communities for the next three months.
Similarly, all Itsekiri sons and daughters must tie their wrappers upsidedown for the duration of the mourning.
“No burials, marriages, dancing will hold across all Itsekiri communities for three months ” ‘There shall be no merrymaking of any kind anywhere in Iwere land. All Itsekiri sons and daughters must tie their wrappers upside down for the duration,” Amatserunreleghe declared.
The declaration was followed by 20 cannon shots fired to announce the departure of the monarch and mNaija learnt that the 20 cannon shots signified that 20 Olus had reigned over the Iwere nation.
The new Olu Designate Prince Utieyinoritsetsola Emiko was born April 2, 1984, to Prince Godwin Toritseju Emiko (the late Ogiame Atuwatse II) and Gladys Durorike Emiko in Warri, Delta State.
He holds a Bachelor of Arts degree, majoring in International Studies and Political science while minoring in History and Economics. He also holds a Master’s of Science degree in Management.