By Emma Arubi
WARRI- His Majesty, Ogiame Atuwatse II, the Olu of Warri, will on May 2, mark his 25 years on the throne. According to the programme of activities marking the nine-day event, on April 28, there will be songs of praise at the palace field while Worship Service will take place at different Churches on Sunday in Warri.
Other activities lined up for the event include the anniversary lecture, cultural dances, essay competition, arts exhibition, health programme, cooking competition and boat regatta on May 8, 2012.
The high point of the 25th anniversary celebration will be on May 2, the main coronation day, at Ode-Itsekiri (Big Warri) the ancestral home of the Itsekiri people of Delta State.
The event that is billed to attract important dignitaries, including traditional rulers in the state and across the country. It will also feature the rich cultural heritage of the Itsekiri people.
On May 6, 2012 the event will come to a close with a thanksgiving service at the Foursquare Gospel Church, Aghofen, Warri.
Speaking on the importance of the celebration, Chairman of the Planning Committee, Chief Emmanuel Tetsola solicited the financial/moral support of all Itsekiri sons and daughters to make the event success. He charged all Itsekiri towns and communities to brace up for the august occasion.