Chief Ayiri Emami, the derobed Ologbotsere of Delta State’s Warri Kingdom, has criticized the Olu of Warri, Ogiame Atuwatse ll, for deposing him as Itsekiri traditional prime minister, claiming the monarch lacks the authority to do so.
After the Olu’s declaration, Ayiri Emami informed a local online media outlet, Niger Delta Today, that he was already contacting his attorneys to file a lawsuit to prevent the monarch from parading himself as the Olu of Warri.
He (Emami) does not recognize him as such, according to him.
Emami also said that the Ologbotsere family had agreed to meet this Thursday “to evaluate and take a position on the most recent development.”
“He (Olu of Warri) invited the Ologbotsere family for meeting and my people honoured him where he made the pronouncement. He did not hear from his guests (Ologbotsere family).
“The family has agreed to meet on Thursday to review and take a position on this latest development. The meeting will hold in Warri,” Emami remarked.
According to the Punch, Alex Eyengho, the spokesman for the Ologbotsere Descendants Worldwide, when contacted, stated that “the family will surely meet in Warri on Thursday and the outcome of the meeting will be made public thereafter”.
Recall that the Olu of Warri, Ogiame Atuwatse III, had on Tuesday officially proclaimed the derobing of Ayiri as Ologbotsere at a meeting with leaders and members of Ologbotsere Descendants held at the royal palace in Warri, thus ending Ayiri’s four-year reign as Ologbotsere, the Warri traditional prime minister.