Chief Yaya Pessu, Ojomo of Warri Kingdom and Chairman, Warri Traditional Council has said that the new Olu of Warri, Prince Godfrey Emiko, will be crowned the 20th Olu of Warri on December 12, 2015.

He said this at a news conference in Warri on Tuesday, adding that the coronation would be preceded by the final funeral rites for his predecessor, HRM, Ogiame Atuwatse II.

THE Olu of Warri designate, Chief Pessu, joined by the Funeral/Coronation Publicity Committee, headed by Prince Yemi Emiko, said: “The final funeral rites for the late Olu will last 14 days from November 20. The day before, we will have a commendation night.

“And by December 12, coronation of the Olu designate begins with a regatta at the Warri Club jetty before the rites at Ode-Itsekiri. We are expecting dignitaries from far and near and we enjoin all to cooperate with us throughout these special moments.”

The release of the programme of events further raised the excitement among the Itsekiri in Warri Kingdom, yesterday, as various communities and families intensified preparations for robust participation in the coming events