by crossriverwatch admin
Edidem Ekpo Okon Abasi Otu who re-emerged the Obong of Calabar on Monday after he was dethroned by the Appeal Court sitting in Calabar on Thursday last week said his re-emergence as the Obong of Calabar was an act of God and there is nothing his enemies can do about it.
Edidem Abasi Otu who was speaking in his palace on Tuesday during a solemn assembly to mark his re-election to the throne said what God has done no man can undo and thanked all those who showed solidarity with him.
He said, “I know that some of you here are spies who have come to see what is happening here and then go back and report so that they can regroup but there is nothing they can do because God has mandated me to take the Efik nation to the promised land in this age”.
The Obong who spoke in Efik said his travails were those of the entire Efik nation and has made the events in the past few days known worldwide because he received calls from all over the world from people outside the Efik nation who wanted to know what was happening to him and the Efik people.
“What has happened has drawn the attention of the world and the victory is not only my victory but that of the entire Efik nation because God has not allowed our tradition and culture to be desecrated by a few mischief makers”:
He said what has happened is a lesson for the Almighty to prove his power over those of evil and called on Efik people to celebrate the victory of their tradition and culture and to do so with caution and moderation “There is no other power above that of God that was why with all the wealth of those who were fighting me, they could not succeed. That is why we must celebrate with caution and moderation not to offend God that gave us this victory”.
The solemn assembly featured messages, songs, prayers, exhortation by men of God of Efik descent led by Bishop Archibong Archibong.
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