… “Be Magnanimous In Victory” Owa Monarch Tells Olu
The newly crowned Olu of Warri, His Majesty, Ogiame Atuwatse 111, has pledged his administrations preparedness to partner and work with the Delta State Council of Traditional Rulers in the forth coming periods.
The Olu made the assertion when he paid a courtesy visit on His Majesty, Obi Dr. E.O Efeizomor 11 JP, OON, Obi of Owa and Chairman, Delta State Council of Traditional Rulers, in his palace, in Owa Oyibu, Ika North East local government area.
The Olu also expressed satisfaction with the leadership style of the Delta State Governor, Senator Dr. Ifeanyi Okowa and said he would do everything to ensure the administration finishes strong on its set agendas in the state.
The Warri Monarch who was in company of retinue of chiefs said he was in Owa Kingdom to show solidarity and support to Obi of Owa.
He said the visit also forms part of his official tour outside his kingdom since his coronation on August 21.
“Today is our first official outing outside the palace, we have visited state Governor, Senator Dr. Ifeanyi Okowa, we have also visited the Asagba of Asaba, we felt this is a good opportunity to come to Owa to see you not only as the father of the governor but also as the Chairman of the Council of Traditional Rulers in the state”.
“Let it be on record that we are pledging our support for the traditional rulers and the council, we are also pledging our support and prayers for the state government to ensure the it finishes stronger, this is the line we are towing”.
According to the Olu, “The best is yet to come to Owa and the state, we will do anything that is required of us to ensure Delta State is better for Deltans”.
“We look forward to coming back again in Owa when we will not have to rush because we have a lot talk about. I thank you for the warm reception accorded me and my chiefs, the people have turned out in large numbers to welcome me in spite of the short notice, I appreciate”.
The Obi of Owa, in his response urged the new Olu of Warri to be magnanimous in victory by way of accommodating everybody, while calling on the people of Warri Kingdom to give the new Olu maximum support for the peace, progress and development of the Kingdom.
“Olu has taken positive steps , we are all happy with him , we have more to gain when there is peace and tranquility in Warri Kingdom, I have more to gain when I see him (Olu) make progress, I wish him well, I pray for him, I want the kingdom to continue to make progress”.
The Obi of Owa used the opportunity to warn that any body who wants to set the traditional institution in Delta State apart will be resisted adding that ” we will not be happy, no body should support such a person because no body will want to have crisis in his territory and feel comfortable
The arrival of Ogiame Ikenwoli Atuwatse 111, to the palace of Obi Emmanuel Efeizomor 11, the Obi of Owa was met with a marriage of the itsekiri and Ika culture, as citizens demonstrated unity and strength in the midst of its cultural diversity.
Obi Efeizomor 11, received the Itsekiri monarch in a unique way peculiar to royalties, and later led him to the palace hall where the atmosphere was charged with eulogies for the monarchs
The event featured presentation of gifts to the Olu of Warri. The visit was his first official function away from his kingdom since his coronation on 21 August.