WARRI/Nigeria: Chief Ayirimi Emami has been installed as the new Traditional Prime Minister (Ologbotsere) of Warri Kingdom.
The installation was done today October 20 by the Olu of Warri, Ogiame Ikenwoli. Also installed were the Iyatsere and Uwangue of Warri Kingdom.
It would be recalled that the controversy trailing the installation of the next Traditional Prime Minister (Ologbotsere) of Warri kingdom was laid to rest as the eleven families making up the Ologbotsere descendants yesterday, Thursday October 19, re-stated that Chief Ayirimi Emami remains their preferred choice for the prestigious title of Ologbotsere of Warri Kingdom.
Our Correspondent reports that at a well-attended meeting by representatives of each of the kindred family held at the Sapele resident of the Ologbotsere family head, Pa. Higson Oporokun, it was stated clearly that the selection process that threw up Chief Ayirmi Emami followed due process as each family representatives re-echoed their commitment to the choice of Chief Ayirimi Emami .
It was reliably gathered that Chief Emami’s name was on Thursday, October 19 re-submitted to His Majesty, Ogiame Ikenwoli, The Olu of Warri by the Ologbotsere families led by Pa. Oporokun for confirmation and conferment of the Ologbotsere title.
Our correspondent can report that at the meeting, various speakers appealed to the Diare and Omasan families from the Uwangue Descendant to withdraw their candidate, Mr. Jolomi Rewane “because their nomination was not only coming too late, but also grossly negates the spirit and letters of the agreement reached by the entire family to allow families that has not held the position since its creation to present candidates for screening”.
Speaking to newsmen at the end of the enlarged meeting that had the presence of six (6) Palace Chiefs, Chief Omolubi Newuwumi said the meeting has re-affirmed their choice of Chief Ayirimi Emami and called on aggrieved family members and the entire Itsekiri Nation to respect their choice of candidate.