By Emeka Okafor
President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday congratulated Prince Utieyinoritsetsola Emiko as Olu of Warri-designate following his emergence as the new traditional ruler of the Itsekiri people in Delta State.
The President, however, prayed for a peaceful reign for the new monarch.
A statement signed by the President’s Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina, also commiserated with the Itsekiri Nation on the demise of their monarch, Ogiame Ikenwoli.
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“He counsels love and reconciliation after a pulsating race for the throne, noting that peradventure any dissension exists, such should be resolved through due process.
“As the Itsekiri nation mourns their departed Olu for three months, President Buhari prays godly comfort for them, and a smooth ascendancy for the incoming monarch.”