Kogi govt/Ebira monarch crisis deepens
Written by Adewale Adeyemi on January 10, 2023
Prominent indigenes of Ebiraland in Kogi State have waded into the crisis between Kogi State Government and Ebira monarch, Ohinoyi Ado Ibrahim. They flayed the eminent traditional ruler for allegedly disrespecting the offices of President Muhammadu Buhari and Kogi State Governor Yahaya Bello. Noting that monarchs must respect constituted authority, the indigenes also promised to ensure reconciliation between the governor and monarch.
The Nation reports that there was an allegation that the great monarch had snubbed Buhari and Bello when the president visited Kogi on December 29 last year to commission some landmark projects executed by the administration in the state.
The indigenes alleged that Dr Ibrahim had taken sides in politics, instead of being neutral and playing father to all as a traditional ruler. But, other indigenes also absolved the traditional ruler, saying that the allegation was not true. Concerned indigenes are trying to broker peace between the government and the Ebira Palace, it was learnt.