LOKOJA – A socio cultural group in Kogi State, Arise Igala Grassroots, has said that the Attah Igala, Dr. Michael Ameh Oboni (II)was more interested in the peaceful co-existence of the people of the state, saying that the judgement ceding some areas to Igala kingdom was only to set some records straight.
President of the group, Onoja Okpanachi, in a statement on Monday President said the Palace has done with the case and the eventual judgment, was to set the record straight; wondered why the Channel Telivision on Sunday related a story that is completely at variance with the Attah’s position on the court Judgment ceding Lokoja, AJaokuta and Kotonkarfe to Igala Kingdom.
According to him, ‘Part of Attah Igala’s statement was chopped off, only to present to the public what is far from what the palace desired leaving out the core message of HRM, Attah Igala which calls for peace, unity and proper education of our people on important aspects of history. What the Palace has done with the case and the eventual judgment, was to set the record straight and thank God the evidences tendered did the job and history is being corrected.
“More worrisome is the misleading video that suggests that Attah Igala was celebrating the court judgment. In the real sense, the video was not related in any way to the court judgment as pushed out by a Telivision station.
“Painfully, that video clip attached to that report was from a visit of HRM, Attah Igala to Lagos in 2017, an event that is totally different from what the public was made to believe
“Igalas and Ebiras were never enemies; Igala Kingdom has always provided leadership and protection to many ethnic groups of the great Kwararafa Kingdom including Ebiras. So, in setting the record straight, our mission is restoration, peace, unity and progress of the people and the state.”
Opanachi therefore called on the management of Channels television to set the record straight, saying that the Attah Igala’s palace holds the station in high esteem.