…We have been On Exile For Close To 10 Months. Says Elders Of Iguoshodin N’budin Community
By Our REPORTER
Elders and people of Iguoshodin N’budin Community in Ovia North-East Local Government Area of Edo State, have appealed to His Royal Majesty, Omo N’Oba N’Edo, Uku Akpolokpolor, Oba Ewuare II N’Ogidigan, Oba of Benin Kingdom to intervene in the unending crisis that was instigated by the dismissed Omada Roland Ekhoe of the palace.
According to a press statement issued and signed by Ambassador Elder Comrade Eghosa Curtis Ugbo, President of the Benin Solidarity Movement (BSM) worldwide, apolitical, non governmental group went back memory lane to recall that the community had always been leaving in peace and harmony until the former Omada Roland Ekhoe Ogbebor illegally installed one Pastor Osahon as Okhaegele of the community and one Pa Festus Iserhienrhien Osunde as the Odionwere.
“Roland Ogbebor in installing the said Pastor Osahon was said to have backed up his illegality with a purported letter of approval from the Benin Traditional Council (BTC) which after discreet investigation has been discovered to be a forgery.”
According to the aggrieved people “to put a stop to the illegality, the Benin Traditional Council (BTC) has since refuted the said letter of approval purportedly signed by the late Secretary of the Oba of Benin, Oronsanye Guobadia.”
They appealed to the Benin Monarch to urgently intervene in the prolonged crisis “as many of the community faithfuls have been forcefully sent out of their houses, farmland by Pastor Sunny Osahon and cohorts because they believe that they’re stronger than the weak elders in the community.”