Benin Solidarity (Movement) (BSM) Worldwide has called on the Edo State Government to wade into the crisis between tipper drivers and spiritual leader of a community over Community Development Associations (CDA) issues.
The group in a press statement signed by its President, Elder Curtis Ugbo, said that the dispute between “the tipper drivers association and the Ohen of Okhoromi Village in Oredo Local Government Area of the State” is needless.
The group called on the Edo State Government “to do the needful by taking appropriate steps or legal action against the Ohen of Okhoromi Village and the chairman of the tipper drivers association for their line of action in denying some parts of Edo State people their services in this critical period.”
Going further, the BSM said:
“The story being peddled around is that as a result of personal/association land dispute pitching the Ohen (spiritual leader) of Okhoromi and some tipper drivers, that has led to the resolved by the tipper drivers to stop making supply trips to get the sand and granites needed by construction firms, builders, estate developers/firms etc such that activities in the real estate section have been put on hold.
“It’s said that this has been ongoing for a couple of weeks now and nothing that was said that could change the resolve by the tipper drivers.
“BSM is saying it loud and clear that this kind of action is tantamount to economic sabotage and should not be left unattended to by the Edo State Government.
“Nobody is above the law moreso now that there has been a big wedge placed on the activities of Community Development Associations (CDA) by the Omo N’Oba N’Edo Uku Akpolokpolo, Oba Ewuare11 N’Ogidigan and also the Edo State Governor Godwin Obaseki.
“If it is true that the Ohen has virtually constituted himself into a law he should also be so disciplined as no man can lay claim to actions that are against the genuine wishes of the Government and the Revered Benin Monarch, Omo N’Oba N’Edo.”