Palpable tension is gradually brewing across Benin Kingdom in Edo State, following plans by some northern Islamic leaders to coronate one Idris Adanno as Sultan of Shuwa Arab of Edo State.
GreenWhiteGreen GWG reports that it is an unprecedented assault on the authority of the Oba of Benin whose authority over the Benin kingdom has until now been unrivaled within the kingdom.
An invitation card to the coronation ceremony which is slated to hold on Saturday, August 21, 2021, at Rialto Hotel, Eyaen, a suburb community in Benin City, was sighted on Facebook.
Interestingly, the Hotel is owned by a Duke in Benin Kingdom, HRH Osazuwa Iduriase.
Prominent Benin Youths who reacted on Facebook, frowned at the planned coronation of a Sultan within the Kingdom.
The President Benin Solidarity Movement (BSM), Elder Curtis Eghosa Ugbo, in his reaction, said Benin indigenes will do all it takes to resist such “evil act” by persons who are bent on creating trouble.
“This will never happen in Benin Kingdom, we are Benin,” Ugbo fumed over the reported plan to coronate a Sultan of Edo State.
Also reacting, the Coordinator-General of Great Benin Descendants (GBD), Imasuen Izoduwa said the organization would meet and lock up the hotel-venue of the coronation, for allowing “such nonsense” in the land.
“We will meet later today so we can lock up that hotel by tomorrow or next for allowing such nonsense in our land. Enough is enough, I will no longer take any of this in our Kingdom,” he said.
Efforts to reach mobile phones numbers on the card for a reaction failed, as calls made to them failed to connect.
Source: Niger Delta Today