TRADITIONAL INSTITUTIONS: OLU OF WARRI ABOLISHES OLOGBOTSERE TITLE
Written by Samson Ojeniran on October 6, 2021
The Olu of Warri, Ogiame Atuwatse III, has abolished the traditional title of Ologbotsere in the Itsekiri Kingdom, saying that the erstwhile holder of the title should no longer be addressed as such across the Itsekiri Kingdom and other parts of the world.
Going by this development, Ayiri Emami is no longer Ologbotsere of the kingdom.
The monarch made the pronouncement before descendants of the Ologbotsere family at a meeting in his palace on Tuesday in Warri, Delta state.
The monarch, who stepped into the venue of the meeting with Ologbotsere descendants in the palace, acknowledged greetings from the chiefs, the Ologbotsere family members, and others in the hall.
He called on Chief Brown Mene to read out reel out of his position.
Chief Mene, on his part, harped on the high regard the monarch has for the Ologbotsere descendants, stressing that many of them were titled chiefs of the kingdom.
He says abolition of the title Ologbotsere has not in any way denied the family members of chieftaincy titles in the kingdom.
He however notes that no one should parade himself in that title and no one should relate to any person that parades himself as one. He also reiterates the king’s earlier decision to dissolve the Council of Chiefs.
It would be recalled that the former traditional prime minister had earlier sued some members of the traditional council for the wrong selection of the new Olu of Warri, Ogiame atuwatse III, a case that is still pending in court.
Editor: Hadiza.A. Audu