Among the sympathisers is Senate President, Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki, who on Sunday lamented the demise of the Olu, Ogiame Atuwatse II, and said the nation has lost a rare gem and an exceptional monarch.
Mr Sanni Onogu, his Chief Press Secretary in a statement in Abuja, quoted Saraki as lamenting that the passage of the Olu of Warri was painful but was quick to add that death is an inevitable end for all mortals.
He noted that Ogiame Atuwatse’s passage is coming one month and six days after the death of the Ooni of Ife, Oba Okunade Sijuade, Olubuse II, in Osun State on July 28.
Saraki noted that the late Olu of Warri lived an exemplary life worthy of emulation. “As a learned legal luminary, he served in various capacities before he was enthroned as a traditional ruler. He placed priority on the welfare and well-being of his subjects. He lived a life full of service to God and humanity as a faithful Christian and lover of God. We shall surely miss him,” he said.
The Senate President commiserated with the Royal family of the Ogiame Atuwatse, Warri Traditional Council, the government and people of Delta State.
He urged them to take solace in the fact that the late Ogiame Atuwatse II lived a selfless and fulfilled life adding that those he left behind should strive to sustain his worthy legacies.