The Benue state government has kicked against the proposed installation of one Bala Bello Muhammad as Sarduana Otukpo, widely circulated on the social media.

The states Deputy Governor of Benue State, Engr. Benson Abounu stated this in a statement made available to DAILY POST by his Chief Press Secretary, Ede Ogaba Ede on Thursday.

The Deputy Governor said he reached out to the Leader of Hausa Community 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.

“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.

“I have also issued a directive to call off the intended coronation with immediate effect,” he said.

By Annie Nwosu

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