Tension in Agbarho as women protest over kingship tussle



There was palpable tension on Thursday as women in Agbarho Kingdom in Ughelli North Local Government Area have staged a peaceful protest appealing to the Delta State Governor, Dr Ifeanyi Okowa to intervene and address the lingering power tussle in the kingship of Agbarho Kingdom.
The protesting women stated that the people of the kingdom were peaceful and want the state government to avert crisis following the perceived crisis that is blowing over kingship tussle in the area.
 Protesters mostly from Ohrerhe Community, thanked the state governor for presenting a staff of office to the Osuvie (traditional ruler) of Agbarho, His Royal Majesty, Samson Ogugu over two years ago.
The spokespersons of the protesters explained   that they embarked on the peaceful protest for the lingering kingship tussle to be resolved for the sustenance of peace in the kingdom
They urged the state government to return the Osuive who was forcefully sent on exile and for Urhobo traditional rulers to intervene on the issue, saying he was duly presented with a staff of office.
A 96 years old woman, Menetie Agwabe, who was amongst the protesters, said that as long as her memory could go, there was never a time in Agbarho Kingdom when a monarch was sent out of the kingdom and another installed, stressing that only death provided room for another monarch to be crowned.
The President General of Agbarho, Chief Monday Odiphri, in a telephone conversation, condemned the protest by the women saying that they were from one out of the 14 villages of Agbahro Kingdom.
He urged the people of Agbarho Kingdom to go about their normal duties, stressing that he has
invited the leadership of Ohrehre Comunity for a meeting.

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