The Olu of Warri His Majesty Ogiame Atuwatse lll has officially announced the disrobing of Chief Ayirimi Emami as Ologbotsere (traditional prime minister) of Warri kingdom.
The monarch disclosed this on Tuesday during a meeting reportedly with descendants of the Ologbotsere family at his palace in Warri South council area of Delta State.
His pronouncement brings to an end Emami’s four-year reign as Ologbotsere.
The monarch reportedly instructed the people of Itsekiri nation, especially the Ologbotsere family, to henceforth cease addressing the embattled Chief as Ologbotsere.
Multiple posts on Itsekiri Facebook platforms confirmed the development.
The Iyatsere and Uwangue of Warri Kingdom, Chief Johnson Amatserunleghe and Chief Gabriel Awala were present at the meeting.
A video seen by The Nation showed Atuwaste lll seated on his throne while Chief Brown Mene addressed the Ologbotsere family in Itsekiri language.
Efforts to get a reaction from the spokesman of the Ologbotsere family, Comrade Alex Eyengho, were unsuccessful.
He said he was in a meeting as at press time.
It will be noted that Chief Emami failed to appear for the revalidation and confirmation exercise of Chiefs of the kingdom in September.
SOURCE: THE NATION