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Olu Of Warri: Three Vacant Chieftaincy Positions Filled, Itsekiris Meet Today

Posted: Sep 19, 2015 at 4:02 am   /   by   /   comments (0)

By Emma Arubi,


The Itsekiri nation will today gather at their ancestral home Ode-Itsekiri (Big-Warri) where current happenings in the Warri kingdom would be revealed and pronouncements that would mark a watershed in the history of the people made to set in motion new era of event in the lives of people.

In the same vein, Saturday Independent gathered that to make the coming event a reality and rancor free, three key vacant chieftaincy positions crucial to the coming event had been filled temporarily.

The Warri Kingdom had been without the Ologbotsere (traditional prime minister) for more than 27 years just as the Iyatsere and Uwangue positions have become vacant in recent times but had to be occupied tentatively pending when appropriate provision are made to occupy same in substantive status.

The new occupants of the vacant positions are Chief Emmanuel Tetsola (Ologbotsere), Chief Atsemueleghe  Johnson (Iyatsere) and Chief Preston Udueyin (Uwangue), all principal titles in Warri kingdom, that must oversee the proper practice of the customs and traditions of the Itsekiri people in the events ahead.

It was reliably gathered that concrete arrangements had concluded for all sons and daughters of Iwere to be ferried free of charge to and from Big-Warri today from both the Warri Club and the Ugbuwangue community jetties to the venue for the august event schedule to commence at 10 a.m. prompt.

A statement by the Ojomo of Warri Kingdom, Chief Yahya Pessu, requested that all be seated at the venue before 10 a.m.

It was further gathered that a possible pronouncement would be made concerning the Olu of Warri throne following speculations on the rumoured demise of Atuwatse 11 and the presentation of an Olu of Warri-designate including the formal commencement of mourning period and  preparation for the obsequies during which period all Itsekiri sons and daughters at home and in the Diaspora are expected to tire their upside down for three lunar months.