Warri kingdom was locked down yesterday 25th of July 2017 as the Palace of the Olu came under siege following a protest staged by thousands of Itsekiri sons and daughters of both old, young and average including a traditional masquerade know as Ipi (rugged juju) that took to the streets of Warri to abort the Olu of Warri's planned agenda of conferring the second most powerful authority (Ologbotsere ) on the most questionable personality in the person of Ayiri Emami schedule to take place on the first week of August alongside Chief Johnson as Iyatsere and Pa. Gabriel Awala as the Uwangue.
The protest was at first greeted with resistance by the hired thugs of Chief Ayiri Emami whom armed with all sort of weapons and led by one of Ayiri hit man by the name Bunmi, but was overpowered and chased away by the gallant Itsekiri youths who would rather die defending the ancient prestige of the kingdom than live to see it being taken over by thugs, touts and rogue personalities. The aggrieved protesting Itsekiri forced themselves into the palace, turn off the generating set so that the Olu will feel some heat and information has it that the bear of the sword was rough handled as he tried to act defensive.
The plan was to cut off all supplies of food and water and restrict movement into the palace should in case the Olu had not bow to the people's cry. According to the protesters,they should be wary of those that seek power desperately, never underestimate desperate people for you will never know how far they can go to get what they want.
They also said that the Olu and the palace cabal should know that without the people there won't be a kingdom, without a kingdom the throne wouldn't had been established and without a throne there's no crown in which a king bears. Therefore, the Itsekiris that made up the kingdom have taken a stand against the grand conspiracy by saying "Ayiri Emami" cannot bear the title of the second most power authority in Warri kingdom (Ologbotsere ) after the Olu and so shall it be.
They said they are aware that the Ologbotsere family descendants reserve the sole right to nominate whoever they so please whether he is an animal or human, but Itsekiri as people reserve all the right to either reject or accept their nominees and in this case the Itsekiri people have rejected Ayiri Emami .Below are some of the resolutions made by Itsekiri people...
ITSEKIRI SAY NO TO AYIRI EMAMI FOR THE OLOGBOSHERE TITLE.
OLOGBOSHERE TITLE IS NOT TO BE GIVEN TO THE LIKES OF AYIRI EMAMI.
OGIAME IKENWOLI WHY DO YOU WANT TO ENSLAVE ITSEKIRI FOR AYIRI EMAMI?
OLOGOSHERE TITLE IS NOT FOR MEDIOCRES LIKE AYIRI EMAMI
OLOGBOSHERE TITLE IS NOT FOR IMMORAL PERSONALITIES LIKE AYIRI EMAMI
AYIRI IS TOO CORRUPT TO OCCUPY THE AUTHORITY OF THE OLOGBOSHERE TITLE.
AYIRI EMAMI HAS DONE ENOUGH HARM TO THE ITSEKIRI NATION THAN OUR EXTERNAL ENEMIES.
ITSEKIRI DESERVE A BETTER,DESCENT AND RESPONSIBLE PERSONALITY WITH CREDIBILITY FOR OLOGBOSHERE TITLE, BUT DEFINITELY NOT AYIRI EMAMI.
ITSEKIRI REJECT AYIRI EMAMI FOR THE OLOGBOSHERE TITLE.
THE POLITICAL SELECTION BY THE SO CALLED BREEDS OF THE CURRENT OLOGBOTSERE FAMILY DESCENDANTS AND CONSENT OF OGIAME IKENWOLI CANNOT FORCE AYIRI EMAMI ON THE ITSEKIRI PEOPLE.
OGIAME IKENWOLI CANNOT IMPOSE AYIRI EMAMI ON THE ITSEKIRI PEOPLE.
THE OLOGBOSHERE TITLE BELONG TO THE ITSEKIRI PEOPLE , AND NOT SOME SORT OF PERSONAL EFFECTS OF OLOGBOTSERE FAMILIES OF THE PRESENT GENERATION OR THE OGIAME.
COMMERCIALISING OF TITLES SHOULD HENCEFORTH STOP IN WARRI KINGDOM.
IKENWOLI SHOULD STOP DISGRACING ITSEKIRI NATION.
OGIAME IKENWOLI SHOULD PLEASE LISTEN TO THE VOICES OF ITSEKIRIS THAT CHOOSE HIM AS KING BY OBLIGING TO THE PEOPLE'S DEMAND.
YOU (OGIAME IKENWOLI ) WILL FAIL, SHOULD YOU DARE THE COLLECTIVE WILL OF THE ITSEKIRI PEOPLE TO SATISFY THE GREEDY AND DESPERATE INTENT OF AYIRI EMAMI.
OGIAME IKENWOLI , PROCEED WITH THE PLAN OF MAKING AYIRI EMAMI THE OLOGBOSHERE AND END MONO-MONARCHY SYSTEM IN WARRI.
DARE THE ITSEKIRI PEOPLE AND BE READY TO FACE THE CONSEQUENCES THAT WILL FOLLOW.