The Ohinoyi, paramount traditional leader of Ebiraland in Kogi State, Dr. Ado Ibrahim has made it clear that his Kingdom will as usual, defeat Igala Kingdom in the battle for the ownership of Ajaokuta, without resorting to violence, guns and swords.
The Ohinoyi, who received in audience, the leaders of De Club 10 Nigeria, led by its President, Alhaji Saidu Yusuf, in his Azad Palace, Okene today, June 7, said that this would not be the first time Igala Kingdom had meddled into Ajaokuta and defeated.
Dr. Ado Ibrahim recalled that on more than two occasion, the Attah Igala had laid claim to the ownership of Ajaokuta, and had only now added Lokoja and Koton Karfe to the expansionist tendencies, stressing that he would not open his eyes to see any part of his kingdom excised by whoever.
The Ohinoyi was emphatic that he would take the incursion of Igala into his Kingdom as a big challenge to his person, the Ebira heritage and history, adding that it would not be possible for the people whose heritage is being meddled upon to take it lightly.
He commended members and leadership of De Club 10 Nigeria for being in the forefront of the current fight “to retain our heritage from the rampage of the territorial expansionists.
“I’m aware and confirm that you are always in the forefront in defense and preservation of Ebira course and I commend you for that. I assure you that we will not fail in this battle with Igala to retain our Ajaokuta heritage.”
Earlier, President of De Club 10 Nigeria, Alhaji Saidu Yusuf had acknowledged the good leadership of the Ohinoyi to the entire Ebira people.
He said that the Club is fully behind him in the current battle with Igala Kingdom to take possession of Ajaokuta and will do anything that would hasten the process of victory.
Saidu Yusuf advised that after retrieving Ajaokuta from the expansionists, efforts should be made to delignate the borders of all the Ebiraland.