Despite the court order, Delta State Governor, Hon Sheriff Oborevwori, has presented the staff of office to HRM Clement O. Ikolo, the Urhukpe I, the Ovie of Ewu-Urhobo Kingdom, Ughelli south local government area of the state.
A court order has prevented the governor and his deputy from presenting Mr Clement Ikolo with the staff of office at Ewu-Urhobo Kingdom on Thursday.
“In an enrollment order coming up for hearing and determination before Hon Justice T O Uloho, on 13th Nov 2023, ordered that:
“In view of the order that the application filed by the parties cannot be heard today by the court, the parties here to are hereby ordered to maintain the status quo pending the hearing of the application for interlocutory injunction and the notice of preliminary injunction filed by the first defendant and 2nd to the 6th defendants.”
The case was postponed until Wednesday, November 23, 2023, at 2:30 p.m. for hearing the applications.
Yesterday, women from the Ewu-Urhobo Kingdom carried a black spiritual casket into the center of the village and cursed people who were trying to impose an unknown person's rule over the native population, causing chaos and turmoil.
At the event, Oborevwori, who was represented by Sir Monday Onyeme, his deputy, said that his administration heavily depends on the traditional institution to connect with the public.
The governor said, “Your Royal Majesty, I appeal to you to improve on the sanctity of your exalted office by leading your people to greater prosperity in an environment marked by peace, love, understanding and mutual respect between the throne and the people.
“I urge you to be open and accessible while upholding at all times, the virtues of justice, fair play and equity in all your dealings with your subjects. In everything you do and, in every decision, you take, I implore you to place the interest of the majority of your people and the fear of God, above other considerations“.