The Oba of Benin, Omo N’ Oba N’ Edo, Uku Akpolokpolo, His Royal Majesty, Oba Ewuare II, has mandated Mr. Raimi Erhunmwunse, the Odionwere of Ogbe-Ewaise to oversee both Ehaekpen and Ogbe-Iwebo in Uzebu quarters in Oredo Local Government Area of Edo State.
Erhunmwunse, is to exhibit strength of character and diligence in discharging the assignment, according to the Oba.
At a meeting with elders from Uzebu quarters in his Palace in Benin City, he reaffirmed that there is no Odionwere for Ehaekpen and Ogbe-Iwebo positions that are presently vacant.
Uzebu was administered in trust by Chief Okponmwensa James Ezomo before he was suspended indefinitely from Uzama N’ Ihinron Palace group over ‘anti-Palace activities’ by Edion (senior chiefs) in Benin Palace chiefs.
The Monarch said that the quarters has never had Odionwere since ancient times in Benin.
Recall that the Benin Traditional Council (BTC) vide a press statement, had announced that Chief Ezomo was ostracized after his subsisting suspension by Uzama N’ Ihinron headed by Chief Edionwe Oliha, the Oliha of Benin.
The act was ratified by the Oba of Benin, making the suspended Chief Ezomo no longer fit or qualified to oversea Uzebu quarters.
Oba Ewuare stated that there is no Odionwere at Ehaekpen and Ogbe Iwebo because the positions had been declared vacant.
Consequently, attempts by any imposture, aided by a slew of criminals and ‘land grabbers’ to install Odionwere for Uzebu quarters is illegal and stand condemned.
Oba Ewuare, also warned anyone or a group of outlaws attempting to ride roughshod on sacred grounds in the Kingdom, to be wary of the consequences that follow.
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