Word out is that the Governor of Edo state, Adams Oshiomhole, has dethroned the Ojuromi of Uromi, Anselm Edenojie, for supporting the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).
The King Edenojie had earlier been suspended for allegedly harassing a woman during the governorship election, which was held on September 28, 2016.
The disgraced monarch was also accused of leaving his palace to canvass for votes for the PDP Guber candidate, Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu.
According to Premium Times, the Edo state government, before dethroning the Ojuromi of Uromi, had earlier issued him a query asking him to apologize to the woman he assaulted.
Edenojie, however, ignored the query, refused to apologize to the woman and traveled abroad.
He was subsequently suspended on November 4, 2016, for one year and stripped of his royal rights and privileges.
In a letter informing him of his dethronement on Wednesday, 9th November 2016, the Edo government said: “Please be informed that the initial Exco decision of 26th October 2016 has been further affirmed.
“Consequently, you have been deposed as the Ojuromi of Uromi pursuant to Section 28 (i & ii) of the Traditional Rulers & Chiefs Law, 1979.
“Kindly, therefore, disregard our letter of 4th November 2016 on the subject “Re: Letter of Apology to Edo State Government.”
The monarch’s dethronement letter was signed by the Secretary to the Edo State Government, Prof. Julius Ihonvbere.