Benin Traditional Council yesterday 29 June 2020 disassociated from Mr Clement Erhanomigho Edegbe statement, where he was quoted saying that “he has the authority of His Royal Majesty, Omo N Oba N Edo, Uku Akpolokpolo, Oba Ewuare Il, Oba of Benin, to hurl invectives and insults at His Excellency, the President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, President Muhammadu Buhari, GCFR, and other respected members of the society.
Read the full press release from the Benin Traditional Council below;
“BENIN TRADITIONAL COUNCIL
OBA PALACE, BENIN CITY
PMB 1025, King’s Square. Benin City, Edo Stata. Nigeria
08153283826, e-malt firstname.lastname@example.org
29h June, 2020
PRESS RELEASE: DISCLAIMER
The attention of the Palace of the Oba of Benin has been drawn to a recent video trending social media anchored by one Eranomigho Edegbe stating that he has the authority of His Royal Majesty, Omo N Oba N Edo, Uku Akpolokpolo, Oba Ewuare Il, Oba of Benin, to hurl invectives and insults at His Excellency, the President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, President Muhammadu Buhari, GCFR, and tew other respected members of thee society.
For the purposes of clarification, and to set the records straight, His Royal Majesty, Omo N’Oba N’Edo, Uku Akpolokpolo, Oba Ewuare l, Oba of Benin, wish to make it categorically and irrevocably clear that the said video and the contents therein was not commissioned nor was it encouraged by His Royal Majesty, Omo N’Oba NEdo, UkuAkpolokpolo, Oba Ewuare II, Oba of Benin. We condemn in the strongest terms the malicious attacks on the integrity of His Excellency, the President and Commander-in-chief of the Armed Forces of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, Muhammadu Buhari, GCFR, and all other persons whom the video seek to malign.
We wish to state unequivocally that our love for Mr. President is unparalleled as the relationship shared date back to the days of His Royal Majesty, Oba Erediauwa (of blessed memory), the immediate past Oba of Benin. This relationship was further strengthened when Mr. President headed the Petroleum Trust Fund (PTF). His Excellency was always very nice, warm, respectful and accommodating to our father HIS ROYAL MAJESTY OBA EREDIAUWA Mr. President has extended same to HIS ROYAL MAJESTY, OMO N’OBA N’EDO, UKU AKPOLOKPOLO, EwUARE I, OBA OF BENIN.
In our avowed stance of non-partisanship, we are in constant prayers that His Excellency’s desires are fully manifest in Edo State for the benefit of the Benin Royal Family, Edo people and, the nation as a whole. Thus, our prayers and support for Mr. President is enormous.
We also wish to state that Comrade Adams Oshiomhole has always respected not just the traditional institutions in Edo State, but also the Palace of the Oba of Benin. His affection
for our father who adopted the Comrade as a son is well known. This relationship was also reinforced during his tenure as Executive Governor of Edo State. We were happy to
convene a send-forth for him upon the expiration of his two-terms, where HIS ROYAL MAJESTY used the Ada of the ancestors to pray for his protection, a thing quite rare in Benin custom; we are glad that the prayers said on him continue to be efficacious in all is endeavours.
Captain Hosa Okunbor is an llustrious son of the Palace of the Oba of Benin, who at all times has worked in support of the Palace as a son of the Oba of Benin, thus, there can be
nothing but goodwill and positive prayers for this distinguished son of Benin Kingdom.
These uterances and behaviour of Eranomigho and his cohorts show that they are not happy and comfortable with the cordial relationship between the Palace of the Oba of Benin and the Presidency.
Furthermore, it shows that some disgruntled elements like Eranomigho have deep animosity
against Comrade Adams Oshiomhole and Captain Hosa Okunbo.
The video under reference, and all such made in similar vein should be seen for what they really are, as they seek to propagate fake news’, misinformation, disaffection, and misrepresentation for their own selfish and mischievous intentions. The recent fake news is akin to an audio one that claimed HIS ROYAL MAJESTY has directed all Bini people not to sweep their homes for three days in order to avoid the corona virus pandemic which they knew very well was contrary to keeping everywhere disinfected as well as hand washing using hand sanitizers and practicing social distancing protocols, all pat of the NCDC PANDEMIC PREVENTION MEASURES. We also had to rebut that immediately.
The antecedents of social media rats and their roguish antics and activities are a global malaise, and should not be taken seriously by rational, reasonable and responsible
members of society as their action is driven by their quest to satisfy their hunger and desperation to scrounge for a means of livelihood.
We wish to reassure His Excellency, the President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, and all mentioned in the video that they enjoy the confidence and goodwill of His Royal Majesty, Omo N’Oba N’Edo Uku Akpolokpolo, Oba Ewuare ll, Oba of Benin”.
This is coming after an old video of Erhanomigho resurfaced on social media and went viral a few days ago. Watch the viral video below;
However, Erhanomigho tendered a heart felt apology to the Benin Palace and mostly to Captain Idahosa Okunbor, who he has intensely insulted in the past, he went on his knees, used his mouth to rub the floor, a Benin practice to show how deeply sorry he is.
Recounting all the good works he has done in the past, how he used is Peoples Freedom Movement platform to create awareness during the 2017 Zenophobic attack on Nigerians in South Africa, Erhanomigho further blamed his rugged behavior on Ambassador Dion Osagie and cultis Eghosa Ugbo who he accused of giving him the information he used in insulting Captain Hosa and other eminent personalities in Benin City.
Watch the video below;
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