Chief Yaya Pessu, Ojomo of Warri Kingdom and Chairman, Warri Traditional Council, who disclosed this to newsmen in Warri, Delta State, yesterday, said that Abiloye’s coronation would be preceded by the final funeral rites for his predecessor, HRM, Ogiame Atuwatse II.
Chief Pessu, joined by the Funeral/Coronation Publicity Committee, headed by Prince Yemi Emiko, said: "The final funeral rites for the late Olu will last 14 days from November 20. The day before, we will have a commendation night."
He also said : "by December 12, coronation of the Olu designate begins with a regatta at the Warri Club jetty before the rites at Ode-Itsekiri. We are expecting dignitaries from far and near and we enjoin all to cooperate with us throughout these special moments."
The excitement of the itsekiri indigene intensified when the programme of events was released and all hands are being put on deck to make the coronation a huge success.