Ahead of the commencement of the second phase of the rites of passage for the late Olu of Warri, Ogiame Ikenwoli, the Warri Council of Chiefs and Olu Advisory Council have said the palace was ready to receive condolence visits.
A statement in Warri, Delta State, yesterday, by Chairman of the bodies, Chief Johnson Amatserunleghe, the Iyatsere of Warri Kingdom and the Secretary Warri Council of Chiefs, Chief Eugene Ikomi (the Olulaye of Warri Kingdom), said the Regent of the kingdom, Prince Emmanuel Okotie-Eboh, alongside some other princes and chiefs would be at the palace to receive the visitors.
The statement said: “The Regent, Prince Emmanuel Okotie-Eboh, has taken his position in the palace in Warri to receive all who would come on condolence visits to identify with the Itsekiri nation at this time of our mourning. Some chiefs and princes will also be with him to receive the visitors.
“The Director of Palace Administration, Chief Clement Malaghemi, the Udefi of Warri Kingdom, will gladly schedule all such visitors, who would have previously contacted his office for that purpose.
“The Olu Advisory Council (Ojoye Ojisan) has expressed satisfaction regarding the progress being accomplished towards the conclusion of the process leading to the coronation of the 21st Olu of Warri.