The Secretary to Edo State Government, Mr Osarodion Ogie narrowly escaped the wrath of the ancestors for disrespecting the Benin monarch, HRM, Oba Ewuare II. This was revealed when the Judges paid the royal father a courtesy call in his palace last Week Monday in Benin City, the State Capital. The SSG held the had
The Secretary to Edo State Government, Mr Osarodion Ogie narrowly escaped the wrath of the ancestors for disrespecting the Benin monarch, HRM, Oba Ewuare II.
This was revealed when the Judges paid the royal father a courtesy call in his palace last Week Monday in Benin City, the State Capital.
The SSG held the had in a letter on behalf of the State governor, Godwin Obaseki, directed Benin monarch to immediately receive the Judges and Officials of the National Industrial court led by its president, Justice Babatunde Adejumo.
Our Correspondent reports that the “cynical move by Ogie which was steeped in disgrace to depths, has the potential to submerge his politic career in fetid water.
He was not present at the event, but palace functionaries, who were taken aback the SSG gaffes, slammed him for behaving like a stranger.
The Secretary to the Benin Traditional Council, Mr Frank Irabor who read the letter at the instance of visibly angry monarch, said the traditional ruler, said Ewuarell, reluctantly acceded Mr Ogie’ request due largely to the regard he has for the judiciary.
Irabor explained that the SSG letter was delivered few hours before the time for the courtesy call on Monday September 16, 2019, adding that the move violates the palace rules which the monarchy hold in high esteem.
According to him, “Ogie ought to know that you do not give palace of the Omo N’Oba such a shot notice. Moreso, that the letter which he sent on Friday September 13, 2019, was received just this morning (Monday September 16, 2019.
“The Oba said has to wave the protocol for the sake of the respect he has for judges”.
The National Industrial court, Justice Babatunde Adejumo defense however, did not withstand further interrogation by the Earl of Plymouth who was robed in a gold colour traditional regalia and a pair of glasses.
He appealed to the monarch to pardon the SSG error of judgment for not giving the monarch to prepare for his guests.
Adejumo said he was in the State in honour of Governor Obaseki’s invitation to commission a temporary shelter housing the Benin Division of the National Industrial court which was established in 1978 with a mandate to mediate into dispute between employer and employees, the government and Staff.
He recalled how the governor who needed litre time to enact his agenda, called him in a telephone six days ago ahead of the commissioning of the project on Tuesday September 17, 2019.