Sunday Vanguard learnt that there had been several attempts to carry out the installation without success following the resistance of the Benin Traditional Council (BTC) which accused the Ijaw people of trying to install a monarch on the soil of Benin without the authorisation of the Omo N’Oba N’Edo Uku Akpolokpolo.
We don’t know who next will be murdered or abducted, Edo residents cry : After 3 policemen are killed, minister’s brother kidnapped Governor Obaseki storms Abuja to vent frustrations
BY SIMON EBEGBULEM, Benin-City.
“Mr. Governor, you will appreciate that most visitors and settlers in Benin Kingdom have been paying our hospitality with hates and other stereotypical tendencies of ingratitude and the need to seek your intervention urgently cannot be overemphasized as our youths are on the verge of seeking self help with unpleasant repercussions.”
“The Benin National Congress and our esteemed people will not take responsibility for self defense if the rapacious tendencies of these herdsmen are not effectively checkmated urgently. Is it Siluko, Egor, or Ehor, Abudu, or Ologbo, the rights to freedom of movement and agriculture of our people are daily trampled upon as they are either kidnapped or raped or assaulted by these herdsmen.
The BNC is out to fraternize with government and the palace in protecting our territorial integrity and, as a people, we are not willing to cede any part of our territories and land to anyone. Our ideal, as a people, is to encourage trade, investment and growth amongst ourselves and neighbours towards building a peaceful society where every man can succeed through commerce and other legitimate interests.