Akeem Rotimi Tuesday, December 05, 2017 Culture, Edo State, Local News

The Ijaws of Olodiama in Edo State has called on President Muhammadu Buhari to intervene in crisis associated with the installation of the Pere of Olodiame, noting that the Olodiama Kingdom is not a newly-created Kingdom.

Alleged Descendants of past Pere Okome, Etsofaghan, Disemoh, Ogunoyibo and Perezia title holder, Iyoro family, in a statement signed by Mr. Victor Egwauliyemi Igbiaye said, the Olodiama Kingdom, had been in existence for time immemorial, noting that “the Ijaws of Olodiama are not Edo-speaking people, which gives them the right to their own traditional ruler.”

Victor Egwauliyemi Igbiaye According to Igbiaye, Olodiama was a great warrior in the late 1550th during the reign of Oba Orhogbua, who helped the Benins in the Coastal wars.

“The president should please intervene in the issue so that the Oba of Benin can recognise Pere of Olodiama in the traditional ruler's council so that the Pere of Olodiama can control the Ijaws of Edo State, so as to maintain peace in Edo State riverine areas.

“The Edo State governor should quickly recognise the Pere of Olodiama without any delay. There are lots of other monarchs in Edo State, such as the Ilawere of Usen, Auchi, Esan, Akoko Edos, e.t.c, so, why should the Olodiama king be an issue” he added.

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