From Michael EKOKORUWE:
The President General of Isoko Development Union, High Chief Iduh Amadhe and Hon. Emmanuel Egbabor, Chairman Isoko North local government area, has averted Oyede community traditional monarchy crisis at Oyede, Isoko North local government area of Delta state.
Anonymous source stated that the crisis started when HRM Odio Joseph Emasibeta Idiareh who was installed as the Odiologbo of Oyede kingdom on 17th of Febuary 2017, suddenly changed the choice of Mr. Ighoadue Idiareh who represents him as the Odiologbo of Oyede kingdom.
The monarch, according to the source has not been comfortable over time with Mr. Ighoadue Idiareh whom he alleged of misrepresentation and decided to change him with his son as old age demands in Oyede tradition and custom.
The source maintained that Mr. Ighoadue Idiareh became apprehensive when HRM Joseph Emasibeta Idiareh during a town meeting declared one of his sons as the man to represent him as the Odiologo of Oyede kingdom.
Irked by the development, Mr. Ighoadue petitioned the three founding families of Oyede kingdom (Athuaro, Okro and Ekoye) that installed the monarch whom he represents to police zone 5 at Edo state Benin City.
The source noted that sensing impending crisis in the community, High Chief Iduh Amadhe conveyed emergency meeting with representatives from the three founding families to the secretariat of Isoko Development Union Oleh, Isoko South local government area to proffer solution.
The monarch during another meeting at the community town hall, was attacked by forces suspected to be loyalist to Mr. Ighoadue Idiareh, saying the meeting is illegal, but were resisted by the Area Commander Police Ozoro sent by Hon Emmanuel Egbabor.
The source noted that the youths of the community became violent and resorted to rampage but were curtailed by a combined team of the Nigeria Army that dispersed the rioting mob and restored peace to the community.
When contacted, High Chief Iduh Amadhe confirmed the incident and commended Hon. Emmanuel Egbabor, Chairman Isoko North, the police, Nigeria Army and the State Security Service for immediate response towards averting the crisis in the community.
Amadhe stated that the situation was about to degenerate to more serious crisis even as some disgruntled elements in the community supported the illegality. He warned those involved in the community crisis to steer clear and allow peace to reign.
Amadhe also commended the prominent sons of the community and other stake holders for prompt response at ensuring that peace returned to Oyede community. He further warned those behind fueling the crisis to rescind their nefarious attitude or be prepared to face the wrath of Isoko Development Union and the law enforcement agents.
It could be recalled, that His Excellency Senator Dr. Ifeanyi Okowa, Governor of Delta State, represented by Barr. Kingsley Otuaro, Deputy Governor of Delta State, installed HRM Odio Joseph Emasibeta Idiareh as the Odiologbo of Oyede kingdom on the 17 of February, 2017.