The Ohinoyi of Ebira Land, HRM Ado Ibrahim, has been charged by the Kogi State Government with fulfilling earlier threats to shun President Muhammadu Buhari’s visit when he was in the state to commission projects.
The first class monarch had received a letter of inquiry from the State Government, via the Ministry of Local Government and Chieftaincy Affairs, accusing him of disobedience.
In a statement released on Monday, Kogi State Commissioner for Local Government and Chieftaincy Affairs, Barr. Salami Momodu Ozigi, said he visited the monarch in his palace to inform him of the historic presidential visit, but Ohinoyi threatened to boycott the projects’ commissioning if the inquiry was not withdrawn.
He said, “I personally visited Ohinoyi of Ebiraland and I correctly told him of the scheduled of incident.
“Even though he replied negatively, saying he wouldn’t go, I encouraged and pleaded with him to graciously go in light of the significance of the project and especially the president who would commission it.
It is now widely known that he made good on his bad behavior out of deliberate disloyalty and insubordination to the President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria and the Executive Governor of the State, not because of any illness or uncontrollable circumstances.
While noting that the president’s official trip to Kogi State to commission projects was not restricted to Okene alone, the commissioner stated that the president, the Kogi State Council of Chiefs, His Royal Majesty, Matthew Alaji Opaluwa Oguche Akpa, Attah Igala, and other monarchs were all present to receive the president at the designated location in Lokoja. They also included all First Class Chiefs from both the East and West Senatorial Districts