By Festus Ahon & Emma Arubi
WARRI â€” THE people of Egbema Kingdom in Warri North local government area of Delta State, and their Ovia South-West counterparts in Edo State, have called on Delta State government to stop one Mr. Isaac Thinkan from parading himself as the Agadagba of Egbema Kingdom to avert freshÂ crisis in the Niger Delta.
They alleged that Mr. Thinkan was parading himself as the Agbadagba of Egbema Kingdom through paid advertisement, invita-tion cards and almanacs, adding that the matter was still pending at the Magistrate Court at Koko.
The call was made, yester-day, in a statement signed by the Chairman, Egbema Council of Chiefs, David M. Bubor and others, includingÂ Chief Matthew O. E. Tiemo, Chief Joseph Owilly, Chief Macaulay Idoro, Chief Simeon Igbedikuru, Chief Joseph Fidisegha, Chief J. E. K. Tiemo, Chief W. K. Igbiriki and Chief W. C. Agagha in Warri.
According to them, â€œunder the Declaration of Customary Law regulating succession to the title of Agadagba of Egbema Kingdom, the title is rotated among four villages, viz Jamagie/Abadigbene, Ajakurama, Opuama/Polobu-bo and Ogbudugbudu.
â€œIn 1985, His Royal Majesty, Ubula Oyinghan, the then Agadagba of Egbema Kingdom passed away. He hailed from Ajakurama ruling village as Mr. Isaac Thinkan.â€