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Insult! Oba Of Benin Slams Gov Obaseki’s Plan To Mediate With Sacked Enegie



Oba of Benin

The Oba of Benin, Oba Ewuare II has strongly rebuked Governor Godwin Obaseki of Edo Sate over his reported plan to act as a mediator and settle some Benin chiefs reportedly in discord with the Benin monarch.

The move came in a press statement issued on behalf of Oba Ewuare II by eight senior chiefs and it came after two chiefs took the palace following their alleged discord.

The statement read:


Our attention has been drawn to the reported plan by the Governor of Edo State, His Excellency, Mr. Godwin Obaseki, to initiate dispute resolution of the suit filed by two suspended Enigie against His Royal Majesty, Omo N’Oba N’Edo, Uku Akpolokpolo, Oba of Benin.

Our attention has also been drawn to a Press Statement credited to the Honourable Commissioner for Communication and Orientation, Edo State, Mr. Chris Nehikhare in which he claims that the suit filed by the Enigie is a family dispute within the Benin Royal Family.

We wish to state for the avoidance of doubt that the Benin Traditional Institution has a well-established and fully functional process of customary arbitration under the authority of His Royal Majesty, The Oba of Benin. This process of customary arbitration is well- known to all Benin traditional chiefs, including the suspended Enigie. Any traditional chief who has any genuine cause to be aggrieved is at liberty to explore this customary arbitration process. It is therefore an abomination for any individual to seek to interfere with this age-long and well-established process of customary arbitration.

We also wish to emphasize that His Royal Majesty, The Oba of Benin reigns over the Benin Kingdom as the spiritual and royal father of the Benin people irrespective of family status, age and office. Consequently, it is an affront for anyone to suggest that His Royal Majesty, The Oba of Benin is in dispute with those over whom he reigns, including members of the Royal Family.

We admonish members of the general public to be wary of the abominable efforts to undermine the Benin Traditional Institution through deliberate acts and utterances which are calculated to create confusion.
We appeal to members of the general public to remain law-abiding, and pray for peace to continue to reign in Benin Kingdom.
Long Live the Benin Kingdom.
Long live Edo State.
Long Live the Federal Republic of Nigeria.
Oba ghato kpere!

Signed on behalf of the Palace Chiefs of Benin Kingdom by:
Chief Norense Ozigbo-Esere
Osuma of Benin
Chief Edionwe-Oliha
Oliha of Benin
Chief Henry Osato Bazuaye Aiwerioghene of Benin
Chief Ada Igbinovia Eribo of Benin
Chief Osaro Idah Obazelu of Benin
Chief Ekhoerovbiye Oviasogie Uwangue of Benin
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Chief Stanley Obamwonyi Esere of Benin
Chief Okuonghae Edomwandagbon Ine of Benin
Chief David Aibiokun Ehondor Obahiagbon of Benin

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