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Wednesday, 11 September 2013

Olu Of Warri Retains Of Ogiame Title.

After four days of protest over his decision to renounce the title Ogiame,Read HERE  the Olu of Warri, Ogiame Atuwase II, has bowed to the wishes of his subjects. The News Agency of Nigeria reported that the Itsekiri monarch on Tuesday succumbed to his subjects’ demand not to renounce the title when tension heightened around his palace. Atuwase II had allegedly planned to relinquish the traditional title of Ogiame for a yet to be disclosed title, but the decision did not go down well with the  Itsekiri people.
The Olu of Warri, who claimed the title Ogiame was associated with the “Sea goddess,” said he had nothing to do with the deity. The Itsekiri people began the protest on September 7 by besieging the Atuwase II’s palace to press home their demand that the monarch should rescind his decision. Some Itsekiri women had planned to stage a protest on Tuesday afternoon at the king’s palace, but Atuwase II rescinded his decision soon after this protest started. A statement issued by 22 palace chiefs at the height of the protest, criticised the decision of the monarch to renounce the Ogiame title. The statement, read by one of the chiefs, Mrs. Rita Lori-Ogbebor, noted that Ogiame had nothing to do with the worship of any deity. “In Warri Kingdom, there are Christians, Muslims and pagans,” she said. Meanwhile, the Itsekiri people and the chiefs had pledged their unalloyed loyalty to their king for “toeing the part of honour by deciding not to renounce his title.”
Punch News.

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