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Published On: Sat, Sep 19th, 2015

Itsekiris Announce Demise of Monarch, Name Godfrey Ikenwoli Emiko as Successor

LAGOS SEPTEMBER 19TH (URHOBOTODAY) – The Itsekiris in Delta State have formally announced the passage of Ogiame Atuwatse II, the Olu of Warri.
The ceremony, which was held at the Ode-Itsekiri (Big Warri), the traditional headquarters of the Itsekiri, also saw the announcement of one of the late Olu’s younger brothers, Prince Godfrey Ikenwoli Emiko (Abiloye) unveiled to the Itsekiri National Council at a ceremony in Ode-Itsekiri, Saturday by the oldest member of the Olu Advisory Council, Chief Tesigiweno Yahya Pessu.
Announcing both the passage of Atuwatse II and the choice of Prince Ikenwoli to the Itsekiri National Congress, the eldest member of the Olu Advisory Council, Chief Tesigiweno Yahya Pessu, also performed the traditional ‘breaking of the calabash’, which represents the death of the king.
The Olu-designate would be crowned at a formal ceremony to be held at a later date.

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