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BENIN IS NOT CLAIMING THEM,THEY ARE THE ONES RIGHTLY CLAIMING THE LAND OF THEIR ANCESTORS





Oba of Lagos said he is a Benin man,
Obi of Onitsha said he is a Benin man,
Osemawe of Ondo said he is a Benin man,

Eze of Oguta said he is a Benin man,
Eze of Enugu Ezike said he is a Benin man,
Olu of warri said he is a Benin man,
Ovwie of Okere( Urhobo) Kingdom said he is a Benin man,
Obi of Isele Uku said he is a Benin man,
Obi of Agbor said he is a Benin man,
Obi of Umunede said he's a Benin man
The Obi of Owa said he's a Benin man
The king of Ibuza said he is a Benin man,
Orodje of Okpe said he is a Benin man,
The Dukes of Oleh and Ozoro( both of Isoko) said they are from Benin,
Udezi( Deji) of akure said he is a Benin man,
The Dukes of Ikwerre said they are Benin men,
The King of Ogbia Kingdom said he is a Benin man,
The paramount ruler of dahomeans in Republic of Benin said he is a Benin man.
These are major traditional rulers in southern Nigeria and beyond and yet some dare open their mouth to denigrate Benin history and even call Edo people a minority stock when history and cultural evidence show Edo is the largest ethnic group in Nigeria until it was decimated and adulterated by the sinister manipulations of the colonialist and their in-house collaborators.
“The greatest Black Race Empire ever existed in Sub Saharan Africa was the Ancient Benin Empire. An empire feared by all, till the invasion of the Great Britain in 1897. The King then was called Oba Ovonramwen, and because of his greatness and power, he was nicknamed OGBAISI (The one whose fame widely spread over the earth). King Ovonramwen N’Ogbaisi was so feared by all. He fought the last fight with the British that gave birth to the present day Nigeria in 1914. That was the same year He died in Calabar. The Benin throne must be respected by all, and I as a Yoruba man from Ile-Ife moves the motion that the Oba of Benin should be the Permanent Chairman of the Nigeria National Council of Traditional Rulers. And a national monument should be named after King Ovonramwen. Thank you all. One love” – By Tony Olafemi
CONCERNED CITIZEN OF NIGERIA (CCN)