AGADAGBA TUSSLE: Egbema Traditional Council hammers 8 chiefs, others involved in illegal installation of monarch
…Declares Napoleon Egin purported selection null and void
The Egbema Traditional Council rising from an emergency meeting held on Sunday, October 23, 2022 at Ajakurama Town in Egbema kingdom, suspended chiefs involved in illegal selection of Barrister Egin Napoleon as Agadagba-elect of Egbema kingdom.
While noting that Egin should stop addressing himself as such, and not to be dealt with in that capacity. The Egbema Traditional Council declared as null and void, all actions, decisions and policies that led to the selection.
This decision formed part of a resolution reached at the emergency meeting held by the Egbema Traditional Council and the nine clans of Egbema kingdom, where it painstakingly reviewed the recent attempts by some persons to illegally install a king in Egbema kingdom without following due process.
The gathering named and suspended those behind the unwholesome activities. They include: Chief David Bubor; Chief Joseph Owilly; Chief Simeon Igbedukuru; Chief Daniel Agagha; Chief William Igbiriki; Chief Lucky Tiemo; Chief Ebiegberi Fidisegha and Chief Ebi Eyenmin.
By the suspension, they were indefinitely relieved of their responsibilities from the Traditional Council in the kingdom and should no longer parade themselves as chiefs of Egbema Kingdom.
The Traditional Council also resolved that Chief Tax Agbaibor and Chief Cyrus Olopele will be acting as Chairman and Secretary of Egbema Traditional Council respectively.
In the same vein, they reposed vote of confidence on the Regency Council Chairman and its members except Chief William Igbiriki and that they should continue to function and fast track the process of the installation of the next Agadagba.
The Regent, High Chief Johnbull Adaun, admonished all well meaning members of Egbema kingdom to work together and thanked the members for their time, resources and support for a fruitful deliberation.
He finally appealed to the Ofunama Community to be cautious of her decision made as regards to those who attended the meeting in Ajakurama.
The regent of Egbema Traditional Council, Chief Johnbull Adaun and the representatives of the nine clans amongst whom are; Chief inspector Sule from Ajakurama; Chief Andrew Gorroh (Jp) from Ogbudugbudu; Chief Moses Doryabi from Ogbinbiri; Chief Tax Agbaibor from Ofunama; High Chief Cyrus Olopele from Gbeoba; Mr Maxwell Agagha from Abadigbene; Chief Portharcourt Ukulor from Opuama; Chief Ugborugbo Saturday from Jamagie and Chief Israel Agedigha from Abere, were present at the meeting.
GbaramatuVoice earlier reported that Egbema Leaders of Thought (ELOT) accused the Chairman of Warri North Local Government Area of Delta State, Hon. Smart Yomi Asekutu of planning to impose an unpopular candidate, as the traditional ruler of Egbema kingdom.
See photos below from the meeting…