A group from Edo Central Senatorial zone made up of towns and communities in Esan land has criticised the immediate past governor of Edo State, Governor Adams Oshiomhole for what they called his indiscretion and high-handedness in sacking the Onoje of Uromi Land.
They said the action of Oshiomhole on their traditional institution is tantamount to rubbishing their tradition and rubbishing a whole race and generation. In a media parley in Lagos, the spoke person for the group and a real estate mogul, the Esogban of Ubiaja, Chief Omo Aisagbonhi said the former governor throughout his administration treated Esan land as a conquered territory.
He said, though, Esan land supported governor Oshiomhole’s administration and voted overwhelmingly for him, he looked for opportunities to deride their customs and traditions and everything and everybody the race had respect for.
He said: “Esan land runs a progenitor; our kings are not nominated but are born. How does the government tend to fill the vacuum it has created by deposing our king? By this singular action the whole Esan land can be brought under a curse if our kingship is tampered with, we don’t select our kings…”
The Nation, November 21
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