Nigeria: New Olu of Warri Will Take Itsekiri Nation to Greater Heights, Says Agbor Monarch

29 July 2021

Warri — The Dein of Agbor Kingdom, His Majesty, Dr Benjamin Ikenchuku, yesterday stated that the new Olu of Warri-designate, Omoba Tsola Emiko, would take the Warri Kingdom to greater heights.

Ikenchuku, therefore, showered praises on the Itsekiri nation for the choice of Omoba Tsola Emiko as the next Olu of Warri.

The first class monarch, during a visit to Omoba at Ideniken (his traditional seclusion home) in Warri Kingdom, Delta State, acknowledged that Agbor and Warri Kingdoms had always enjoyed robust relationship from the defunct Bendel State, adding that in Delta State, Warri Kingdom is his second home.

He commended the chiefs of the kingdom for their roles in promoting the rich values of the Warri Kingdom, and urged them to continue to do so.

Ikenchuku said: "I thank all the chiefs of the kingdom here. By tradition, this is an isolation period. It is the blood ties between Agbor and the Warri Kingdoms that made it possible for me to be here in this time of isolation.

"What will be will be. There are only two First Class kings in Delta State, which are the Obi of Agbor and the Olu of Warri. Never embarrass your king, anybody who does, embarrasses himself."

There is a reason the chiefs wear white, the white must never be stained.

"Tradition serves man, tradition is dynamic. The tradition years ago may not be so now. We must flow with the time. After this period close ranks with all, bring all close.

"My brother (referring to Omoba Tsola Emiko) and I have a lot to do in Delta State and the Niger Delta. You have chosen right .The Almighty God has chosen a good king for you. He will grow the kingdom to greater heights."

In appreciation of the visit, Omoba Emiko presented a rich historical document as gift to the visiting monarch.

Omoba Emiko will be crowned the 21st Olu of Warri on August 21.

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