The Olu of Warri, Ogiame Atuwatse III, has reversed an ancestral curse positioned on Nigeria by his grandfather, Olu Erejuwa II, because of the injustice meted out to him.
He made the reversal in his first proclamation on Saturday throughout his coronation because the twenty first ruler of the Warri Kingdom in Delta State.
“Because the religious, cultural, political, and conventional ruler of this land, I, Ogiame Atuwatse III, the twenty first Olu of Warri, the primary son of Olu Atuwatse II, the grandson of and direct descendant of Olu Erediuwa II who was offended on this throne, hereby, reverse the curse positioned over this land,” the standard ruler declared.
“In its (the curse’s) place, I launch forgiveness and therapeutic to the Federal Authorities of Nigeria whose would possibly was used to propagate that offence, and I decree unprecedented and an unusual peace, prosperity, progress, growth upon this land.”
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Born as Wilson Gbesimi Emiko, Ogiame Erejuwa II was the paramount chief of the Itsekiri who was Olu of Warri from 1951 to 1964, and from 1966 to 1986.
Though he didn’t speak about what actually transpired, Atuwatse III defined that the late Olu of Warri was so pained that he visited late Akenzua II who was Oba of Benin between 1933 and 1978 to recount his ordeal.
The Olu of Warri, Ogiame Atuwatse III, is topped the twenty first ruler of the Warri Kingdom on August 21, 2021.
In a response, each conventional leaders have been mentioned to have positioned a curse on the land and the problem has but to be revisited since then.
In keeping with Atuwatse III, it isn’t recorded that Erediuwa II reversed the curse, neither is it recorded that Akenzua II did the identical.
The brand new Olu, who mentioned he’s a agency believer within the intricate connection between the religious and the manifestation within the bodily, knowledgeable these current at his coronation of the necessity to deal with the problem.
“I deliver down the federal government of heaven unto this land and I direct it to movement as a course that may neither be sabotaged, slowed, nor stopped,” he mentioned in a prayer.
“It goes out as a robust ripple impact emanating from this kingdom to the remainder of the Niger Delta, to the remainder of the Nigerian nation, and even to the African continent.”