Edo: “We All Should Be Careful”, Obaseki Intervenes as Traditional Rulers File Case Against Top King

Edo: “We All Should Be Careful”, Obaseki Intervenes as Traditional Rulers File Case Against Top King

  • Governor of Edo state, Godwin Obaseki, has initiated a peace process into the legal issues involving the Oba of Benin and the suspended dukes of the Benin kingdom
  • Obaseki urged politicians not to use the affairs of the palace of Oba of Benin as a campaign tool ahead of the upcoming governorship election in the state
  • Legit.ng reports that Obaseki spoke after a closed-door meeting with the suspended dukes at the residence of Professor Gregory Akenzua in Benin City

Legit.ng journalist Ridwan Adeola Yusuf has over 9 years of experience covering public journalism.

Benin City, Edo state - Godwin Obaseki, governor of Edo, on Wednesday, May 15, met with some Enigie in Edo South senatorial district at the residence of the suspended Enogie of Evbo-Obanosa, Professor Gregory Akenzua.

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The governor said his visit was to initiate a peace-building process to resolve the issue between Omo N’Oba N'Edo Uku Akpolokpolo; Uku Akpolokpolo Oba Ewuare II, the Oba of Benin; and some suspended Enigie (Duke).

Edo: Governor Godwin Obaseki moves to broker peace between Benin palace and Enigie
Governor Obaseki has initiated a peace-building process in Edo state to resolve the rancour between some traditional leaders. Photo credit: @GovernorObaseki
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He wrote on his official X (formerly Twitter) and Facebook pages:

"All we want is peace in the palace and in the land.
"We all should be careful, as our royalty is sacred and a unique inheritance. We must try to preserve it and never allow the corrosive influence of politicians to afflict our heritage."

Recall that last week, over 100 priests, priestesses and palace chiefs stormed the Edo state high court chanting curses against perceived antagonists at the resumed hearing of the case instituted by suspended Enigie in Benin against Oba Ewuare II.

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Two suspended Enigie of Evbuobanosa and Egbaen Siluko Dukedoms in Benin kingdom, Prof Akenzua and Chief Edomwonyi Ogiegbaen, had on behalf of some others, sued the monarch at Edo state high court, challenging their suspension from offices.

Speaking on behalf of others, Prof Akenzua and Chief Ogiegbaen argued that their removal from their positions could only be done by Obaseki.

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Oba of Benin suspends palace aides

Legit.ng earlier reported that six traditional functionaries of the palace of the Oba of Benin were suspended from performing their traditional roles.

The palace aides were suspended due to their alleged distortion of historical facts on the connection between the Benin royal dynasty and the Ooni of Ife.

Source: Legit.ng

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