We’re unaware of Olu of Warri’s demise – Delta State Govt

Delta Information Commissioner, Mr Charles Aniagwu, said the government was not aware of the death of Olu of Warri, His Majesty Ogiame Ikenwoli and selection of a successor.

While reacting to the controversies surrounding the demise of the 20th Olu of Warri, Aniagwu has said that he is unaware of the crisis engulfing Itesekiriland since the passing of the royal father.

He said: “Each community in Delta State has laid down rules/tradition and ruling houses; so Itsekiri will not be different.

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“The Delta State Government has not been informed that the Olu of Warri has passed away. For us, we are not aware that Olu of Warri has died.

“To us, there’s no controversy because we were not informed. The issue of the Olu of Warri is the same thing to all the communities.

“When a king dies, the community will write to the government, which will do all that is necessary for a smooth transition.

“It is not entirely the issue of once the father dies, the son takes over.”

On the other hand, President Muhammadu Buhari has congratulated the new Olu-designate despite his emergence controversies.

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