By; PETER NOSAKHARE, Kaduna
Story of what happened at the Palace of the Onojie of Igueben, in Edo State on Monday as the APC Governorship campaign train visited Esan land has been revealed.
A Palace chief who witnessed the whole episode told the New Nigerian that the press crew from all media houses were hurriedly sent out of the palace when the crisis started.
The high chief who reported anonymously revealed what actually transpired at the Onogie’s palace
He said: “I witnessed everything, all the journalists were sent out when the trouble started, the Onojie of Igueben, HRH Ehizojie Eluojierior II had welcomed everyone who came and afterwards, the candidate, Mr Osagie Ize-Iyamu spoke about his mission and vision for Edo state”
“Also, Mr. Adams Oshiomhole the APC’s National Chairman spoke about their mission, then the Onojie of Ewatto was made to speak on behalf of the Esan Monarchs, praising Oshiomhole for his efforts at developing the state while he was the governor, but messed up his administration by deposing the Onojie of Uromi at the end of his administration”.
He added: “At that point, Ize-Iyamu quickly got up and began to apologize for the mistake Oshiomhole made by suspending and dethroning the Onojie of Uromi, but as he was talking Oshiomhole took the microphone from Ize-Iyamu and arrogantly said he had no regret”.
He was still speaking when the Onojie of Uromi, who was among the traditional rulers who were in the Palace of the Igueben King stood up in anger and rain curses and all manners of insults on the APC national chairman, Onojie of Uromi, Zaiki Anslem Edenojie II got up and insisted that Oshiomhole must drop the microphone and get out of the palace.
“Immediately Oshiomhole, Ize-Iyamu and all the party leaders who went with them went on their knees begging for forgiveness, the whole Esan Onojies at this point, supported the Onojie of Uromi and told Oshiomhole to leave Esan land right now, but for Ize-Iyamu who kept begging, it would have gone worse for Comrade Adams Oshiomhole”.
It was gathered that the Ojuromi told him, “drop the microphone and get out of here, I was told that you speak before you reason, you are a bastard, don`t let me see you near my palace when you come to Uromi.