Edo govt denies taking Oba of Benin to court over suspension of Enigie

Oba Ewuare ll

Oba Ewuare ll

By Jethro Ibileke

Edo State Government has refuted claims that it has hands in a case before the State High Court, challenging the power of the Benin Monarch, Oba Ewuare II, to suspend Enigie (Dukes of the Kingdom).

The government made the denial in a statement by the Special Adviser on Media Projects to the Governor, Mr. Crusoe Osagie.

Read the full text of the statement:

“The Edo State Government has no case in court against our revered Royal Father, Omo N’Oba N’Edo Uku Akpolokpolo, Oba Ewuare II, the Oba of Benin.

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“The rumour making the rounds on social media of an impending court case is the handiwork of enemies of the State and should be disregarded.

“As a matter of fact, in the matter being referenced by the purveyors of the fake news, Edo State Government is a defendant, which means the State government is being sued.

“The State Government maintains a cordial relationship with the Royal Palace and holds the Omo N’Oba N’Edo Uku Akpolokpolo, Oba Ewuare II, Ogidigan, in high esteem.

“The rumour is fabricated, fake and should be discountenanced in its entirety. It is election season again and fifth columnists are at work.

“The State Government is committed to sustaining a harmonious relationship with all stakeholders in the State and will always work to ensure cordial relations with all critical institutions in society as part of its mandate to maintain a stable environment for the growth and progress of the State.”

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