Former Vice President, Atiku Abubakar has congratulated Omoba Utieyinoritsetsola Emiko, the Olu of Warri designate as he is coronated on Saturday as the 21st Olu of Warri.
The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) flag-bearer in the last presidential election, in a statement released by his Media Office in Abuja on Friday, said the choice of Tshola Emiko to ascend the throne as the 21st Olu of Warri, venerates the totemic deep wisdom, courage and resourcefulness which the Oluship throne is widely acknowledged for not only in the Itsekiri nation but also in Delta State and Nigeria as a whole.
Atiku said: “The story surrounding the emergence of Prince Tshola Emiko as the Olu-designate is as interesting as it is instructive.
“The narrative is a lesson on the virtues of diligence, due process, patience and love, for not only his Itsekiri people, but for every human.”
He said the wild ovation from Itsekiri sons and daughters across board that has accompanied the announcement of the Olu-designate only points to the acceptability of his personal character.
Atiku urged Omoba Tshola Emiko to ensure he dedicates himself to building on, and surpassing the worthy legacies of his much-acclaimed predecessor, His Majesty, Ogiame Ikenwoli, by committing himself to carrying his subjects along to a new era of peace, stability and progress in Itsekiriland, Delta State and Nigeria as a whole.
He wishes the Olu-designate long life and successful reign in the service of his people and the country.