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Isoko clan resolves six-year kingship tussle


After some stakeholders’ brainstorming session, recommendations for peaceful coexistence in Aviara kingdom over Ovie regency crisis since 2012, has been submitted by the management of Chaplaincy mission with a charge on Prince Harry Emaviwe to serve as regent for 18 months in line with the constitution of Aviara Kingdom, held at Iyede townhall, Isoko North local government area of Delta State.

The management of the Chaplaincy mission body was led by Archbishop C.A.O. Apena, Chief Dr. Kenneth Idiodi, Major-General Paul U. Omu (rtd), Prof. Abednego E. Ekoko, Delta Regional Director, Chief A.P.J Okpakpor Chairman and Revd. Gabriel .P.O. Eveso, who served as secretary general, all issued the statement.

The report added that the 18 months regency by Prince Emaviwe should be coupled with an undertaken duly signed by him, a representative of each of the two ruling house, the president general of Aviara Clan federal Union and the Chairman of the peace committee; noting that within the 18 months, Ovie Emaviwe 1 should be buried while the appropriate ruling house produces the next Ovie – elect in conjunction with the other ruling house, and the tenure of the crowed Ovie to commence at the end of Prince Harry Eamviwe’s 18 months regency.


The report also clarified that the 18 months regency period is because the last Ovie of Aviara, Emaviwe 1, joined his ancestors’ six years ago, during which Aviara had an interregnum, emphasizing that the committee does not wish to extend the interregnum for too long in the interest of fairness and justice, just as the recommendations does not in any way vitiate the three years term for subsequent regents.

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