The Okpako Orere and Heads of the three Ruling Houses of Okere Urhobo Kingdom, Apostle Isaac Eraivor said that nobody or person has been nominated or selected for the position of Oroseun of Okere Urhobo Kingdom Warri, Warri South Local Government Area, Delta State as against reports in the media.
Briefing newsmen in Warri, Apostle Eraivor said that the clarification becomes necessary as a result of the news trending in Social Media stating that Chief Emmanuel Okumagba has been purportedly nominated and selected for the position.
He described the alleged selection of Chief Emmanuel Okumagba as not only “illegal,” but also “abominable and desperate.”
Eraivor further explained that it is only the Okpako Orere that has the power and authority to crown the Oroseun after he has been nominated and selected by the 3 Ruling Houses based on the Custom and Tradition of the people of the Kingdom as has been confirmed by the Delta State Government Report of July 2020.
He disclosed that the process of nominating and selecting a new Oroseun will soon be announced to the people of the kingdom and the public by the Okpako Orere and the Heads of the 3 Ruling Houses.
While making further clarification on the raging controversies that trial the announcement of Chief Emmanuel Okumagba as Oroseun, Apostle Eraivor said that the entire process that purportedly brought Chief Okumagba was abominable and illegal since he was allegedly crowned by one Chief George Amurun who is paternally from Ekpan, Uvwie Kingdom.
Apostle Eraivor calls on the people of the kingdom and general public to ignore the charade that took place as regards the purported nomination and selection of Chief Emmanuel Okumagba as the Oroseun of Okere Urhobo and that the police is already investigating the matter.