Warri, the commercial nerve centre of Delta State, has been electrified with various festive preparations in readiness for today’s crowning of Omo Oba Utienyinoritsetsola Emiko as the 21st Olu of Warri Kingdom.
All the major roads, streets and corners are adorned with festive banners, balloons and buildings decorated with white and red clothes, the Itsekiri flag symbol.
It’s obvious the people of Warri Kingdom are prepared for today’s crowning of their brand new and young king as thousands of them have been adorning customized clothes, polos and jeans in preparation for today’s event.
The Palace of Olu of Warri has undergone paintings while the lawns have been trimmed to give the expansive palace a new and befitting outlook.
At Ode Itsekiri, otherwise known as Big Warri, and the ancestral homes of Itsekiris, is also wearing a new look in anticipation of hosting dignitaries from far and near for today’s has the Omo Oba Utienyinoritsetsola Emiko had been Crowned as the new Olu of Warri.
Just yesterday, Omo Oba Tsola Emiko proved that he is physically fit to rule the kingdom as he personally led thousands of his subjects and admirers in a peaceful and endurance trek round some roads in Warri.
It’s going to be a forever memory walk his people trooped out with different customized polo and fully kitted attires specifically designed for today’s event.
At the end of the trek, the Omo Oba Emiko addressed the huge crowd that followed him to the Palace where he gave them words of encouragement and prayers.
To also bring class to today’s crowning ceremony, Omo Oba Tsola Emiko gifted himself two brand new customized luxury cars, a Rolls Royce and Bentley 2021ahead of the coronation.
The customized Rolls Royce will be used to usher in Emiko as the new king today, his glorious day, while the Bentley will be put to use on tomorrow, Sunday, for his thanksgiving service. The Olu will ride from his seclusion (Idaniken) to Warri Club.
On arrival at the Warri Club, he walked into a waiting regatta boat and proceeded to Ode Itsekiri, the ancestral home of his subjects, where he was Crowned as the 21st Olu of Warri in the presents of dignitaries from all over the world.