Edo 2016: Traditional ruler cries out, says Anenih threatening him

 The Onojie of Opoji and Vice Chairman, Edo State Council of Traditional Rulers and Chiefs, Ehidiamen Aidonojie 1, has cried out, saying a former Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Chief Tony Anenih has been threatening him over his position on the forthcoming governorship election in the state. 

The royal father who said it was an abomination for Chief Anenih to insult or threaten him added that his sin was “because I told the world that Esan Royal fathers never endorsed Ize-Iyamu”. 

He told newsmen that he has asked his lawyers to prepare a petition to the Inspector General of Police and the state Police Commissioner Chris Ezike, on the issue. 

Recounting the interaction between them, the traditional ruler said, “He called me with his Glo line shouting at me that Your Highness I am disappointed in you. I asked him what I have done, he was shouting that what has Oshiomhole done for me in my life and I told him to stop insulting me even if he is Anenih, that I am a traditional ruler for Christ sake. 

“He said that was why he was  not happy that I attended the function at the Onojie of Uromi’s palace. He went on to say that he thought we have settled our problem. But I told him that what we agreed was that he should make an Esan man governor and that he never did it. 

“Rather what he brought to Esan people now was deputy governor and he still kept it in Uromi. And this is the same thing we have been complaining. All the Ministers have come from his place in Uromi and in every election he will ask Esan people to vote PDP. I said why did you not move the deputy governorship to another community in Esan land must it be Uromi? 

“He said I should be careful and he is warning me. Why must Esan people vote PDP when in Esanland most of us has been marginalized while Uromi remains the Israel. I don’t need anything from him but he must not threaten me and I told him that” he declared.

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