The Task before Warri National Council
Many people might not know it, but with the installation of Ologbosere, Iyasere, and Uwangue, we now have a fully functional Warri National Council. These three chiefs are now the mouth piece of the Isekiri Nation and of Warri kingdom. This historic moment has never happened in the past thirty years of Isekiri History. We greet the Olu Ikenwoli I; may God, the Umale and Ebura of all Isekiri protect and guide his decisions and actions. We also pray for the successful reign of these three chiefs. I am quite abreast with Johnson’s activity in securing the Ologbo axis for the Isekiri; Ayiri was very vocal, too on the Maritime University, Deep Sea Port, EPZ and all what not. It is only Awala, the Uwangue, I don’t really know his antecedent. No matter what I greet the three of you and wish you a most glorious reign. But, there are difficult tasks ahead which if you tackle well, will make you great, but if you toy with, you will fall among the dregs in Isekiri History. Leadership is not easy and you have come at a time that Isekiri is almost sinking.
THE TASKS BEFORE YOU
· You must ensure that Isekiri land and heritage is not negotiated for politics. This is very imperative. Since 1991 that Delta State is created, they have been using and selling Isekiri land for politics.
a. Ibori and Uduaghan traded Ogbe-Ijoh as headquarters to pacify Ijaw militants.
b. Uduaghan gave staff of office to the Ovie of Gbaramatu to create ‘peace.’
c. Isekiri aristocrats were quiet about FUPRE, in Gbolokposo.
d. Isekiri aristocrats allowed Ibori to give a false name to Otefe Polytechnic, which would have been Efurokpe Polytechnic.
e. Presently, Isekiri aristocrats seeking for some goddamned political positions are on their way selling Omadino land for positions in Senate and House of Reps.
WHAT IS TO BE DONE?
· Those who sell Isekiri interest should be identified and the palace should declare those undesirable Esau descendants, selling their provenance for a pot of porridge as persona non grata. A curse should be placed on them and the Isekiri advised not to vote them.
· There is big fight
a. Fight for the soul of Omadino. Fight to retrieve the land of Gbaramatu and Okerenghigho (Okerenkoko), no matter what the foolish politicians are trying to do.
b. Fight for the soul of FUPRE
c. Fight for the soul of Efurokpe
d. Return to Ogidigben as LGC Headquarters.
e. Fight for the soul of Sapele Isekiri Communities.
1. Right now there is litigation in Aja-Ojigwo
2. Litigation in Ogorode
3. Litigation in the Ologbosere community of Ajimele, where some undesirables are spreading false history that a hunter called Ogodo gave land to Imele an Olu and Ologbotsere descendant. What will not happen with these sons of Esau, plentiful in Isekiri now?
Your great Highnesses, the revered Warri National Council, I pray you look at this issues with a straight heart and as the fathers that you now are in Isekiri nation and in Warri kingdom. I do not believe in violence. But the Okerenkoko nonsense and other measures of Isekiri oppression can be stopped by
a. Litigation. We can go to court and challenge whatever the bastard politicians negotiate. I don’t know of any law that can give another man’s land to murderers and militants, because they have a Tompolo who can destroy pipelines. My revered chiefs, you must be in the vanguard of those going to court, to stop this anomaly, and you must start IMMEDIATELY to gain trust and credibility from the Isekiri mass.
b. We can cry to the UN. There is nowhere in the world where vagabondism is rewarded, it cannot happen in Warri Land.
c. We can make alliances. I saw that our representative – especially Ireyenieju – did not reach out to our Yoruba, Igala and Edo brothers, when the evil of Maritime University is shaking. He claims to be detribalized. Please, we no longer need detribalized leaders that go about destroying our heritage in the name of being liberal. I can bet my life that if he had reached out, the Ijaw would not have had their way.
My highly revered chiefs, members of the Warri National Council, I have no way to come to the Palace to see you. But I pray this letter and advice gets to you. May God, our ancestors, and all Isekiri Umale protect you from these evil tyrants.
Once again, the task before you is daunting; Isekiri land is now bargained for epuru and gbagba. You must with the help of God, our ancestors, the Olu crown and all Isekiri Umale stop the descendants of Esau in Isekiri from bargaining with our provenance.
Long Live Isekiri!
Long Live Warri National Council!
Long live the Olu
Augustine Oritseweyinmi Oghanrandukun Olomu (St.Ifa)