Ogiame Atuwatse III, the Olu of Warri Kingdom has reconstituted the dissolved Warri Council of Chiefs. It would be recalled that the Warri Kingdom monarch dissolved the Warri Council of Chiefs on the 1st of September 2021. While reconstituting the Warri Council of Chiefs, the Olu of Warri Kingdom charged the Chiefs to avoid the temptation to misrepresent him on any issue. This is probably linked to the infamous “Baba Gin” which Itsekiris are not comfortable with. In his words, the Olu of Warri said “Do not misrepresent this kingdom. Do not say things in the name of the Olu he has not said. We are going to be a kingdom of laws,” he said. He also assured the Warri Council of Chiefs that his hand as the Olu will never be tied and he will always tell them the truth at all times.
The new Warri Council of Chiefs has Chief Johnson Amatserunleghe (The Iyatsere of Warri Kingdom) as Chairman and Chief Eugene Ikomi (The Olulaye of Warri Kingdom) as Secretary. Ogiame Atuwatse III charged them to promote values of integrity that will showcase Warri kingdom in glowing light. He assured the Chiefs that he will not compromise on matters of the common good of the Itsekiri nation.