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Olu of Warri disclaims community

By Emma Arubi
WARRI — THE Olu of Warri, His Majesty, Ogiame Atuwatse II (CON), has disclaimed a letter, allegedly written from Tisun community in Warri North Local Government Area, to Governor Emmanuel Uduaghan of Delta State and Managing Director of Chevron Nigeria Limited.

He also charged the governor and management of Chevron not to give effect to same as the said letter  came from a mischief maker.

In a letter addressed to Uduaghan from Warri Traditional Council, signed by its Secretary, the Ogisi of Warri, Chief Denson Ogedegbe, the palace said the Chairman of Tisun community, Deacon Daniel Odonghanro and his cohorts  who signed the letter, “are only out to cause some mischief and destabilise  Itsekiri nation”.

It stated that the action of Mr. D. Odonghanro and his group was “tantamount to utmost disregard for the seat and authority of the Olu of Warri, who is the custodian of Itsekiri custom and traditions.”

Ondonghanro’s alleged letter

The letter by Odonghanro had requested Chevron not to grant recognition to Aja-Omaetan as an autonomous community to enjoy the benefits accruing to oil- bearing communities around Chevron’s Dibi Field opera-tional area, even when such recognition had been accorded Aja-Omaetan by the Olu of Warri and the state government.

Olu’s reaction

The Olu, in the letter to Uduaghan, advised him to “discountenance the said letter emanating from Tisun community and not to act on same.”

It read in part: “Your Excellency should also use your good office to call Chevron and all its agents to order in this matter.

“We have had enough of disturbances in the kingdom and will not allow anyone to further foment trouble in our communities.”


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