By Emeka Okafor
The people of Itsekiri in Delta State have released date for the coronation of Prince Tsola Emiko as the 21th Olu of Warri.
They also released date for the commencement of final burial rite for the departed Ogiame Ikenwoli who died December 2020.
A statement on Wednesday signed by Chief Samuel Amatotsero for the Central Working Committee (CWC) said the Olu-designate will be coronated August 14th, 2021 at Ode-Itsekiri, the ancestral home of the Itsekiri people.
“Following the CWC meeting today (Wednesday), it was announced that the 11th of June 2021 is the official date for the start of the burial of His Majesty Ogiame Ikenwoli and the 14th of August 2021 has been marked as a tentative date for the coronation ceremony of Omoba Prince Tsola Emiko”, the one paragraph statement read.
The 37-year-old Prince Emiko is the son of late Ogaime Atuwatse ll, the 19th Olu of Warri, who was succeeded by Ogiame Ikenwoli.