Going by the announcement by Oba Palace to the effect that the people should not make fire (use of firewood, gas cooker etc) on Sunday the 5th of June 2016 as one of the burial rite procedure of the Oba of Benin.

I have been reading comments from people as to what will they eat, upon this, i put a call across to a senior official of the palace for clear interpretation of the announcement which was somewhat ambiguous in nature.

He made the following clarifications:

1. The observance of not making fire is between 6am and 6pm

2. You can make fire before and after stipulated time.

3. It is not a FASTING DAY as speculated by some persons

4. You can eat but you are not allowed to make fire between 6am and 6pm

MY TAKE:

I would advise that people should cook whatever food they intend to consume for the day before 6am when the order will take effect and also see how to eat other kinds of food which are already prepared.

My little contribution though.

Edaiken Ghato Kpere

Views: 40

Great Benin Bronze

EDE N'ERHENA VBE EDO

"

These anti-Edo political organizations you folks went to join are the most anti-African - and Africans - in the world.

They're worse than anything; we obviously can't stop you though, even Ewuare II's manifest destiny lies in our own regional party.

We have egba Omo Oduduwa and so on, NPC, AG, the forerunner of them all NCNC and then now these cancers of today.

Stay "with them", but register for your most important election first: your local election, register Edo Political Front, and if you don't, vote the front.

No self respecting Edo will - in the future - find themselves the flag bearers and cheerleaders of foreign parties with indirect rule political and economic mandates, it just doesn't work.

No sane Edo person lives to "have the ear" of someone who doesn't have Edo at their heart.

The Supreme Court is the place to remove the frustration of these lethargic and "periodic" additions to the voting rolls; here - where I live - you can fill in the forms regarding changing your voter registration at the post office and other easy access places.

At the rate things are going we're going to find ourselves truly in decline as our populations suffer from simple things like protein deficiencies in children

" - Reggie Akpata

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