By Ene Asuquo
The Obong of Calabar, Edidem Ekpo Okon Abasi Otu v has called on Nigerians to co-exist peacefully with one another irrespective of tribe or religion, and has also called for prayers for the incoming Administration both at the state and Federal level, maintaining that it is only through prayers that the country can overcome its challenges
The Obong made this assertion in calabar while receiving some ancestral clans in the EFik kingdom who were in his palace on a solidarity visit to the monarch on his recent re-selection and the subsequent confirmation as the Obong of Calabar after about 15 years of litigation
Since after the dust was settled, several group and organizations have been paying homages and solidarity visit to the treaty king, notably, the Igbo Community in calabar and some women groups were not left out of the visit,
Recently, Ekpo Abasi Royal House, one of the Ancestral clans in EFik kingdom took their turn to visit the king. In their solidarity letter, the reminded the Obong that as a clan, they were solidly behind him.
Their letter read thus;”we had no doubt in our minds because the defender of the christian faith, shall be defended by him who established the faith”
“His decrees are unchangeable and remains sacrosanct, your throne is established by his unchangeable decrees, and his awesomeness is made manifest in the victory he has given to you”.
Similarly, the Otung Eyo Emmah Ancestral clan, comprising, of IBitam, Akabom Ene and Ekpo Nta Ene royal houses also paid the monarch a solidarity visit, and they were led by Etubom Rear Admiral Ekpenyong Itam okpo (rtd)
In their letter; “the victory has finally ended. attempt by some misguided, misinformed and disloyal indigenes of our kingdom to denigrade and ridicule our ancestral Throne and crown”.
In his reaction, the Monarch thanked all the groups and the Ancestral clans for their visit and concerns, then reassured them that the throne of the Obong of Calabar was not vacant, he concluded.