Former President, Dr. Goodluck Ebele Jonathan (GCFR) has congratulated the Olu-designate Omoba ‘Tsola Emiko with an assurance that his good family background will enable him to serve the Warri kingdom meritoriously.
Dr. Jonathan made the remark in a congratulatory message dated July 23, 2021, which he personally signed and a copy obtained, on Thursday, by newsmen in Warri, Delta State.
“I congratulate you on your coronation as the 21st Olu of Warri. Your ascension to the throne of your forefathers comes at a time when our nation is in need of vibrant and transformational leadership owing to the different challenges we are facing as a people.
“It is my hope that you will use the opportunity provided by this divinely ordained appointment to contribute your quota to the assignment of national development.
“The Itsekiri Kingdom is renowned for rich and colourful history, one that has lasted for hundreds of years.
“The royal stool to which you have been found worthy is a national treasure, an emblem of patriotism, that has produced notable leaders in our country.
“As president, I met your father during his reign as the 19th Olu of Warri and I am confident that your family background places you in good stead to serve your people with dignity and diligence.
“Leadership is sometimes a difficult cocktail of hard choices and personal sacrifice: I pray the good Lord provide you with the wisdom and courage to defend the rich legacy that comes with the responsibility of being the Olu of Warri Kingdom.
“May your reign be long and fruitful and may it signal a new era of great prosperity for your people,” the Bayelsa-born former president enthused.
Come 21st of August, the Omoba will be crowned the 21st Olu of Warri.