Edo Community Protests As Monarch Rules From London
The people of Odighi Village in Ovia North East Local government Area of Edo State have kicked against the alleged overseeing of affairs of the village from abroad by the Enogie (Duke), HRH. Osaretin Akenzua.
Mr Andrew Amayo, the third most elderly man (Ozukpogieha) in the Village stated this on behalf of the people during a peaceful protest to the Oba of Benin Palace in Benin City.
He alleged that the continuous stay of the Duke in London, United Kingdom where he said the Duke is currently administering his oversight and leadership functions over the people, is unacceptable to them.
Amayo blamed the delay in getting Oba Palace approval through the suspended Enogie of Egbaen-Siluko in the Local government Area, Edomwonyi Iduozee Ogiegbaen to install Mr, Johnbull Amayo, the Ozukpogieva (second-most elderly man) in Odighi Village as the next Odionwere (Village head) after the death of the former Odionwere, Mr. Osadiaye Amayo’s burial rites in 2015.
Mr Andrew Amayo appealed to His Royal Majesty, Ewuare II, Oba of Benin to approve the installation of Mr Johnbull Amayo and sanction the Enogie for allegedly siding with some Dukes against the great Benin throne.