The Olu of Warri Kingdom, His Majesty, Ogiame Atuwatse III reaffirmed the first batch of his Ojoyes at Ode-Itsekiri. The Olu who had gone to Ode-Itsekiri for the event was received with dancing and jubilation by Itsekiris and friends to the Ojoyes who had come for the reaffirmation of their Traditional Chieftaincy titles by the Olu of Warri. This followed the earlier dissolution of all traditional councils and committees by Ogiame Atuwatse III.
The event commenced with the rendering of prayer which was followed by the singing of the Itsekiri National Anthem. The first Ojoye to be reconfirmed was Chief Johnson Amatserunleghe who retains his title as the Iyatsere of Warri Kingdom. He was followed by Chief Gabriel Awala (Uwangue of Warri Kingdom) who crowned the Ogiame Atuwatse III on the 21st of August 2021.
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Following this event, the underlisted Ojoyes have now reconfirmed their titles with Ogiame Atuwatse III.
|1||Chief Johnson Amatserunleghe||The lyatsere of Warri||Uji|
|2||Chief Gabriel Awala||The Uwangue of Warri||Orieku|
|3||Chief Kofi Kartey||The Abolujiyan of Warri||Ebirenegbo|
|4||Chief Brown Mene||The Ogwaolusan of Warri||Esemuede|
|5||Chief (Dr.) Roland. I. Oritsejafor||The Ogwa of Warri||Uwa-Eye|
|6||Chief (Dr.) C. D. Ikomi||The Ero of Warri Kingdom||Aleogua|
|7||Chief (Madam) Roli O. Oritsejafor||The lyelomaete of Warri||Ogbodu – lyawa|
|8||Chief Billy Besigiwa||The Osolo of Warri||Ogboge – Nijebu|
|9||Chief Eddy Eyitemi Olley||The Agbarame (Ofone) of Warri Kingdom||Eni|
|10||Chief Omolubi Newuwumi||The Oma Tamudenyin of Warri Kingdom||Egindeghere Ugbo|
|11||Chief Clement Akpeto Maleghemi||The Udefi of Warri Kingdom||Udefi Obaloye|
|12||Chief Solomon Arenyeka||The Eson of Warri Kimgdom||Otueje|
|13||Chief (Barr.) Robinson Ariyo||The Egogo of Warri Kingdom||Arayuwa|
|14||Chief (Dr.) Eugene Ikomi (JP)||The Olulaye of Warri Kingdom||Oghorolu|