Tuesday, March 28, 2023

Religious Crisis: Edo Govt Steps In To Stop Sultan’s Coronation

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Youths in Edo state say they will resist the Plans by some Shuwa Arabs, an ethnic group from Borno, to crown one Idris Adanno as the Sultan of Shuwa Arab of Edo State.

The issue is generating serious chaos in the state, as the magazine learnt that the state government has waded in to stop the breakdown of law and order.

It was learnt that Governor Godwin Obaseki has moved in to douse the tension, as his government has directed that nothing of such must happen for now.

His decision, according to sources was based on messages sent to him by some elders and notable indigenes in the state to stop the coronation.

“The state cannot afford any crisis this time, considering the state of insecurity in the country, fueled by suspicions by various religious adherents. We don’t want a situation where the state will become another epicenter of religious crisis. Everybody must live together in peace. That has been the admonition of Governor Obaseki to the good people of the state,” a top government official said on Thursday.

An invite detailing the coronation ceremony slated for Saturday, 21 August, 2021, at Rialto Hotel, Eyaen, a suburb of Benin City has gone viral online. sparking outrage from many indigenes of the state particularly youths.

Speaking on the issue, the President of Benin Solidarity Movement, Curtis Eghosa Ugbo, said that Benin indigenes will resist the installation of a Sultan in the state. He said some persons are trying to destabilise the state, warning that “This will never happen in Benin Kingdom; we are Benin.

The Coordinator-General of Great Benin Descendants, Imasuen Izoduwa, said that the organisation would meet and lock up the hotel venue of the coronaton. According to him “We will meet later today so we can lock up that hotel by tomorrow or next for allowing such nonsense in our land. Enough is enough, I will no longer take any of this in our Kingdom.”

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