Stakeholders Meet Over Olu Of Warri Succession Crisis

Stakeholders Meet Over Olu Of Warri Succession Crisis

The crisis over the emergence of Prince Tsola Emiko as the Olu of Warri designate is set to be resolved, following a meeting at the Zone 5 Police Headquarters in Benin, the Edo State capital, of two of the stakeholders.

The main challenger to the stool of Olu of Warri in Delta State, Chief Ayiri Emami, who is the traditional Prime Minister of Warri Kingdom, and the Iyatsere of Warri Kingdom, Chief Johnson Atserunleghe, met for over four hours at the zonal police headquarters to ensure peace.

Emani was last week interrogated by the police over the invasion of the palace of Olu of Warri, which led to the disappearance of the 400-year-old crown, the symbol of Itsekiri monarchy.

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Emiko emerged as the Olu-elect, following last December’s demise of the monarch, Ogiame Ikenwoli (Atuwatse II).

Emami and Atserunleghe, however, declined to speak with reporters after their meeting.

But sources said it was part of efforts to ensure peace in Warri Kingdom and for the coronation of the Olu-elect to be hitch-free.

The main contender (Emami) last week told the investigating police officers that he knew nothing about the invasion of the palace of the Olu of Warri, saying he was not in town on the day of the incident.


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