At the Itsekiri General Assembly today, the 5th day of April 2021, the Iyatsere of Warri Kingdom, Chief Johnson Atseleghe, Acting Chairman, Warri Council of Chiefs informed the Itsekiri Nation that Ogiame Ikenwoli has gone to be with his ancestors. This brings an end to Ogiame Ikenwoli’s reign which lasted for 5 years. He is the 20th Olu of Warri Kingdom.
By the notice, the Itsekiri Nation will go into mourning for three lunar months after which the Omoba Prince Tsola Emiko will be crowned the 21st Olu of Warri Kingdom.
- There shall be no dancing of any kind anywhere in Iwere Land.
- There shall be no merry-making of any kind anywhere in Iwere Land.
- There shall be no drumming of any kind anywhere in Iwere Land.
- All Itsekiri sons and daughters must tie their wrappers up-side-down for the duration of the mourning period.