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Chieftaincy: Attempt to install ‘Sardauna Otukpo’ stopped

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Benue State government has conveyed its disapproval of the proposed installation of one, Bala Bello Muhammad as ‘Sardauna Otukpo’ with the preparation of the ceremony almost completed.

Otukpo is a local government in Benue South Senatorial district in the North Central Nigeria, while the Sardauna Chieftaincy title is a Fulani title predominantly used by the Hausa Fulani dominated Northern Nigeria.

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In a statement issued by the office of the Deputy Governor of Benue State, Engr. Benson Abounu, who hails from Benue South averred that the title, “Sardauna” is not in Chieftaincy Laws of Benue State.

The statement was signed by the Deputy Governor’s Chief Press Secretary, Ede Ogaba Ede and made available to journalists on Thursday.

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According to him the Deputy Governor has reached out to the Leader of Hausa Community in Otukpo, Alhaji Mamuda and informed him that there is nothing like Sardauna Otukpo in the Benue State Chieftaincy Laws of 2016.

He also directed Alhaji Mamuda to call off the intended coronation which he accepted to comply with.

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“I have reached out to the Leader of Hausa Community Otukpo, Alhaji Mamuda to let him know that there is nothing like SARDAUNA OTUKPO in the Benue State Chieftaincy Laws of 2016.

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