Organisers cancel Shua Arabs’ Sultan coronation in Edo, apologizes to Edo State Govt

The organizer of Sultan Shua Arab traditional titled coronation in Edo State, Alhaji Idris Adanno, has cancelled the event and apologize to Edo State government and Oba of Benin.

Adanno who clear the air a out the coronation controversy on Friday morning in Benin city told Journalist that the whole issues was misunderstood.

Why declaring their absolute loyalty to Edo state government and Oba of Benin, HRH Oba Ewuare II, who he said is their father.


“The whole issue was misunderstood because of the language used. All the tribes from the North who are resident in Edo State are all under the Sarkin Hausawa but we all now have our individual sarkin like those of Kanuri, Nupe and others.

“In our Shua language, sultan is our own sarkin and we only wanted to celebrate my appointment as the head of Shua Arab in Benin because we are the second largest local ethnic group from the North. We are all under Sarkin Hausawa of Benin who gave us an introductory letter which we submitted to the governor of the state, the Oba of Benin and the Secretary to State Government.

“We are all law-abiding citizens and under the laws of the state. We are also loyal to our royal father, the Oba of Benin, who is a father to all of us. We are apologise to the state government for the mix-up and as law-abiding citizens, we have also cancelled all the activities we wanted to do as directed by the state government.”

Also, leader of Hausa in Benin, called Sarkin Hausawa of Benin, Alhaji Adamu Isa, who further speak on the issues, said the whole incident was misunderstood because of the choice of language.

He said,

“They are a community resident in Edo and they have a large percentage of their people here too, they are into cattle breeding and other businesses. The thing is misuse of language from them. About five months ago, they came to me that since they are large, they want to have a traditional head; so I told them to go and look for someone among.

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