By Simon Ebegbulem
BENIN—ELDERS and political leaders from Edo South senatorial district of Edo State, weekend, announced plans to forward the problems of Bini Kingdom, to President Muhammadu Buhari, through the state governor, Mr. Adams Oshiomhole.
The elders, on the leadership of the Enogie of Obazuwa and chairman Benin Leaders of Thought, Prince Edun Akenzua, listed some of the problems as the non-implementation of the Supreme Court ruling over the ownership of Gelegele between the Binis and the Ijaws.
Prince Akenzua, who also is the younger brother of the Oba of Benin said: “There are very many things that the Buhari administration will look into in Benin Kingdom. I don’t think it is something one can talk about right now because they are so many. We are preparing a paper which we will send to the President through the governor of Edo State, to say, look these things have been on, try and correct them. For instance, there has been a Supreme Court judgment over the ownership of Gelegele which has not been enforced.
“We have done a paper before the governor, and of course the governor promised to send it to the federal government but you know, because he is not in their party they did not listen to him. That is one of the things we will urge the present administration to execute. We have been asking that the rail line in Nigeria should pass through Edo South to Warri. That was not done. We have been asking for the Gelegele Port which is a natural port to be built into a port, that was not done. We will chronicle all these problems and send them to the President through the governor,” he stated.