Dim Odumegwu Ojukwu has said that Itsekiri people are very dear to him, saying that they adopted him.
Tracing his relationship with Itsekiri through late Professor Alex Boyo and J. T. L. Boyo to the mid 1940s at Kings College, Lagos, he said they had always been by him in time when he needed them.
Dim Ojukwu made this statement when the Itsekiri delegation led by Mr. J. 0. S. Ayomike paid him a condolence visit at Enugu to commiserate with him on the death of his father in law, Chief C. C. Onoh.
The Itsekiri delegation which was specially invited by Dim Ojukwu to also accompany him to pay the traditional in-law visit to the Onohâ€™s family at Ngwo included Mr. E. O. Ekpoko, A. S. Mene, Mr. Joe Omatsola, Chief Adolo Okotie-Eboh, Chief Willy Edema Ofoni, Amaechi Ogbona and Jolomi Ayomike.
Earlier, the leader of the Itsekiri delegation, Mr. J. O. S. Ayomike had expressed the heartfelt condolence of the Itsekiri people to the Ikemba and his wife, Bianca.