Delta APC/Emerhor Mourns Olu Of Warri, Hail Abiloye Emiko's Choice As Olu Designate
The All Progressives Congress (APC) Governorship Candidate in the 2015 elections and Vice Chairman, Standard Alliance Group, Olorogun Otega Emerhor receive with rude shock the news of the demise of the Olu of Warri, Ogiame Atuwatse II.
The APC Chieftain in a condolence message by his Director of Media & Political Communication, Dr Fred Latimore Oghenesivbe said the late Atuwatse was a forthright first class monarch who ruled his people and the entire Iwere land with the fear of God and divine wisdom.
Emerhor recalled his brief but exciting interaction with the late monarch when he visited his royal palace during consultations prelude to the April 11 elections, describing it as one of the most inspiring moments of his life.
Emerhor further stated:
"Delta APC Family is pained by the exit of our dear first class monarch, Ogiame Atuwatse lI, the Olu Of Warri.
"The royal father was indeed a role model and a wise ruler who without fear or favour ruled his people with great wisdom and high sense of humour.
"Ogiame's contribution to the development of the Iwere Land, Delta State and the nation will forever be in gold prints.
"APC Delta expresses our heart felt condolences to the good people of Itsekiri nation over the passage of their royal father who attracted substantial development, peace, greater love and unity during his enviable reign."
In the same token, Emerhor applauded the confirmation of Abiloye Emiko as Olu Designate, pointing out that with the choice and subsequent coronation of the new monarch, Itsekiri nation will experience accelerated development as well as occupy greater positions of prominence in Nigeria and all over the world.
He further asserted that Abiloye Emiko is a sound and worthy personality who the ancestors of Itsekiri nation approved to occupy the royal throne at this age and time.
The APC family in Delta State, South- South Nigeria congratulates all sons and daughters of the great Iwere Land worldwide over the unique choice of Abiloye Emiko which would certainly facilitate greater peace, progress and prosperity to Itsekiri nation, the statement added.