The family of Ezomo in Uzebu Community, Oredo Local government Area of Edo State has appealed to His Royal Majesty, Ewuare II, the Oba of Benin, CFR for forgiveness and lifting of the suspension he placed on Chief Okponmwense, the Ezomo of Benin.
Recall that the Oba in October 2022, ratified and upheld Chief Okponmwense suspension by Uzama N’ Ihinron headed by Chief Edionwe Oliha, the Oliha of Benin over anti-Palace activities, which led to the indefinite suspension of Chief Ezomo by senior Palace Chiefs after a litany of complaints and warnings.
Ezomo family joined by its mother, Maria Ezomo and Uzebu youth Leader (Okaighele), Comrade Fidelis Owen made the appeal in Oba Palace in Benin City, the State Capital where they pledged their loyalty to the revered Benin throne.
The family who spoke through, Comrade Owen, appealed to the Oba of Benin to restore Chief Ezomo to his position having realised his mistakes.
Similarly, Mr Osarumwense Amayo, the suspended Ohen Iso N’ Ugbekun in Ikpoba-Okha Local government Area of the State, has appealed to the Oba to lift his suspension that would enable him carryout his sacred duties on behalf of the Palace.
The Priest, was suspended by the Oba for breaching Oba Palace rules over three ago, was accompanied by elders in Community led by Mr David Enawehio, the Ozukpogiene (4th most elderly man) who spoke through the Okaighele of the Community, Mr Ehigie Francis.
“The Oba of Benin owns us and the Ohen Iso N’ Ugbekun. And we will do what he he says and obey his orders in Benin Kingdom”, Ehigie said.
Responding on behalf of the Palace, the Obazelu of Benin, Chief Osaro Idah, who led other Chiefs, received the delegations and promised to forward their requests to appropriate authorities.