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Olu Of Warri’s Coronation Anniversary Marked With Lawn Tennis Tournament

Posted: May 8, 2015 at 2:48 am   /   by   /   comments (0)

By Sam Akadoro, Sapele


As part of activities marking the 28th anniversary of the coronation of Ogiame Atuwatse II, the Olu of Warri, Mr Akpan Godwin of Shell Club, Warri, has emerged winner of the 4th edition of the grand patron of Warri Club lawn tennis tournament.

The lawn tennis tournament organized to hounour the Warri monarch, who is the grand patron of the Warri Club, was also aimed at fostering the spirit of sportsmanship among the people.

The people were seen in their different sporting outfit to show support for the event.

Congratulating the Olu of Warri for being personally present at the occasion and for permitting the event to hold in his honour, President of the Warri Club, Mr. Vincent Amejuma Uduaghan, pledged to continue to ensure that the event takes place as desired by the monarch.

Uduaghan also expressed gratitude to the Governor, Dr. Emmanuel Uduaghan, for his continuous support for sporting activities in Delta State, especially the Warri Club Lawn Tennis Tournament.

He called for continuous support of the tournament as its benefits could not be over emphasised.

Representative of the Governor at the event, the Delta State Head of Service, Mr. Patrick Origho, while receiving an honorary award on behalf of the Governor, described the Olu as a traditional ruler par excellence, who has brought peace to his domain.

“You can see the peaceful coexistence that is taking place here; they are all different ethnic groups, so this is what we should encourage.”

Other guests present who also received honorary awards include the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) President, Pastor Ayo Oritsejafor, Senator James Manager, Mr. Mofe Pira and Prince Yemi Emiko among others

Commander of 61 Battalion, Air Commander Ayodele Durutsola, congratulated the Olu his peaceful coexistence over the years.

“I have heard a lot before I came here but when I came here I discovered that Warri is peaceful, especially during the elections where we made sure that the place was peaceful and we will continue to do that to ensure that we bring peace back to Warri.”