John Oyegun, APC National Chairman
John Oyegun, APC National Chairman

BENIN CITY – The All Progressives Congress, APC, yesterday advised authorities of the University of Benin to guide their agents and hirelings against further attempt to cast aspersions on Benin Royalty in their ongoing contest of ownership of staff quarters which the court has affirmed as property of Edo State Goverment.
A statement issued yesterday by the party and endorsed by its publicity Secretary, Comrade Godwin Erhabor, the APC condemned “the sarcastic reference made by UNIBEN ASUU President, Dr Anthony Emina-Monye that his team met a vehicle of Benin Traditional Council in one of the quarters which fence was demolished by Edo State Goverment last week.
Dr Emina-Monye added that ASUU was aware that Edo State Government has given some of the houses to a foremost traditional personality in the state.
UNIBEN’s lawyer, Mr Kola Okeaya-Inneh re-echoed this when he said subsequently that some of the houses in issue have been taken over by a foremost royal personality in the state.
“By these accusations on the royalty, UNIBEN authorities betrayed the truth which they wanted to hide: which is that it is the Benin Royalty that they are fighting through their ongoing attack on Edo State Government.
All concerned should realise that UNIBEN was established with the support of the Benin Monarch and has continued to enjoy the royal support.
“Generations of staff of UNIBEN and governments at all levels will come and go, but the monarchy remains,” – the statement said.
“This statement is prompted by intelligence reports that UNIBEN authorities are instigating their students to protest to the Edaiken Palace tomorrow.
APC warns UNIBEN authorities against such action otherwise the consequences will be most uncomfortable for them.
“We advise the students who are our future leaders not to allow themselves to be used to fight unholy battle,” the statement concluded.