Tension Brewing In Benin Over Alleged Plans Coronation Of Sultan Of Edo State
tension is gradually brewing across Benin Kingdom of Edo State, following plans by some northern Islamic leaders to coronate one Idris Adanno as Sultan of Shuwa Arab of Edo State.
Invitation card to the coronation ceremony which is slated to hold on Saturday, August 21, 2021, at Rialto Hotel, Eyaen, a suburb community in Benin City, was sighted on Facebook.
Interestingly, the Hotel is owned by a Duke in Benin Kingdom, HRH Osazuwa Iduriase.
Prominent Benin Youths who reacted on Facebook, frowned at the planned coronation of a Sultan within the Kingdom.
The President Benin Solidarity Movement (BSM), Elder Curtis Eghosa Ugbo, in his reaction, said Benin indigenes will do all it takes to resist such “evil act” by persons who are bent on creating trouble.
This will never happen in Benin Kingdom, we are Benin,” Ugbo added.
Also reacting, the Coordinator-General of Great Benin Descendants (GBD), Imasuen Izoduwa said the organization would meet and lock up the hotel-venue of the coronation, for allowing “such nonsense” in the land.
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,” he said.
Efforts to reach mobile phones numbers on the card for a reaction failed, as calls made to them failed to connect.