Itsekiri high chief to Buhari: Don’t dabble into new monarch’s selection process

The Ologbotsere of Warri Kingdom, Chief Ayirimi Emami has urged President Muhammadu Buhari not dabble into the selection process for picking a new monarch for the kigdom.

Specifically, Emami declared that it was foolery for anyone to drop the name of Buhari in the ongoing controversy surrounding the Olu’s throne, saying no selection has been made to fill vacant stool.

He spoke while reacting to reports credited to presidential spokesman, Mr. Femi Adesina who in a release entitled: “President Buhari greets Itsekiri Nation on Olu-designate, mourns departed monarch,” on Tuesday stated that a new monarch has been selected.

Emami said at no time did he convey a General Assembly of the Itsekiri nation at Ode-Itsekiri, the ancestral home of the Itsekiri people, to announce the purported demise of Olu, His Royal Majesty Ogiame Ikenwoli, or call a meeting to name his successor as stipulated by the 1979 Edicts governing the Olu’s throne.

He declared that the Itsekiri nation would not allow meddlesome interlopers change their tradition overnight or railroad them into going against the gods and ancestors of the land in a desperation to control the throne.

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