The Edo State Government has condemned the planned installation of a new monarch in Ovia North-East Local Government Area of the state, describing it as “criminal” and “sacrilegious”.
This is even as the Benin Traditional Council (BTC) Wednesday vowed to resist the planned coronation, saying that it was against the Edo State Traditional Rulers and Chiefs Edict of 1979.
The government in its statement signed by the Secretary to the State Government, Osarodion Ogie, explained that it had received information about the scheduled coronation of “Godwin Oguyenbo as the Pere of Olodiama Kingdom,” which it said constituted an unprecedented affront to the long-settled culture, traditions and norms of Edo people.
According to the statement, the state government has directed law enforcement agencies to arrest those found culpable and abort the process to…
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