URHOBO HISTORICAL SOCIETY

WASHINGTON, DC, PEACE SUMMIT
ON
WARRI CRISIS
Background Papers

Background papers from the Itsekiri, Ijaw, and Urhobo help to explain their various positions on the Warri crisis. The Itsekiri presented their background paper at the venue of the Summit. There was no room, however, for the Ijaw and Urhobo delegations to reply to the substance of the Itsekiri claims that their King's title as Olu of  Warri and their presumed ownership of Warri are beyond discussion. However, an Urhobo document bearing on these matters was introduced to delegates shortly after the Washington, DC, Summit. Similarly, an Ijaw document on the matter of ownership of Warri and the controversial location of local government headquarters was introduced to delegates shortly after the Washington parley. All of these documents are presented here.


 
Itsekiri say their 
KING'S TITLE AND OWNERSHIP OF WARRI ARE INDISPUTABLE
Urhobo say they can prove
OKERE-URHOBO AND AGBARHA IN WARRI BELONG TO URHOBOS
Ijaws say 
IJAWS ARE INDIGENES OF WARRI AND ARE ENTITLED TO LGA

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