August 20, (THEWILL) – The Oba of Benin, Oba Ewuare II, has counselled the Itsekiri kingmakers to adhere strictly to the norms, tradition and customs of their kingdom during the coronation of the new Olu of Warri, Tsola Emiko.
Omo N’Oba spoke late Thursday when the Uwangue of Warri, Chief Gabriel Awala, led a delegation to his palace in Benin to formally inform him of the coronation of the new Olu, Omoba Tsola Emiko scheduled for Saturday, 21st August 2021.
Awala who led top Itsekiri chiefs to the Benin palace, informed the Benin monarch through Chief Brown Meme, that they were at his palace to formally inform the Oba of the crowning of a new Olu in Warri kingdom.
He described the relationship between Warri and Benin as cordial and that the Benin monarch would continue to be a father to all.
The Olu of Warri designate, Omoba Tsola Emiko, will on Saturday be crowned as the Olu of Warri at the ancient Big Warri, traditionally known as Ode Itsekiri.
Oba Ewuare II said that adequate observance of ancient traditions and customs of the land would preserve the cultural heritage of the Itsekiri Kingdom.
The Benin monarch assured of the Benin palace’s support for the Olu designate, insisting that the “cultural and traditional ties between Warri and Benin kingdoms would be strengthened.”
The Benin monarch promised that a high-powered delegation would be sent from his palace to the coronation of the new Olu.