The Deputy President of the Senate, Ovie Omo-Agege, has regreted the passing of the Olu of Warri, His Royal Majesty, Ogiame Ikenwoli Emiko.
He also felicitated with the Olu of Warri-designate, His Royal Majesty Prince Utieyinoritsetsola Emiko, on his selection as successor to the throne.
In a message, Omo-Agege commiserated with the Itsekiri people and urged them to rally support for the Olu-designate.
He noted that as a first-class custodian of culture and pristine traditional values, Ogiame Ikenwoli not only distinguished himself as a worthy monarch of the Itsekiri Nation, but stood out as a reference point for majesty, dignity, and peaceful co-existence.
He said Ogiame Ikenwoli “led with a unique understanding of the value of positive human relationships. His Majesty embraced me as a dear brother, friend and son, and I am eternally grateful to him for the privilege.”
“I pray for divine guidance upon Prince Emiko, as he ascends, in good health and heavenly wisdom, the noble ancestral throne of The Olu of Warri to the glory of God Almighty. I urge all Itsekiri to embrace Godly counsel, even as I join our people to pray for God’s presence at this crucial moment. May God abide with The Olu of Warri-designate and bless the Itsekiri Nation.”