The Edo State government has deposed the monarch of Uromi town, Ojuromi of Uromi, Aselm Edenojie.
The government in a terse statement on Thursday by secretary Professor Julius Ihonvbere announced government’s decision.
The letter to the king addressed him simply as Mr Aselm O Edenojie.
The government statement which was entitled: “Deposition from Office as Ojuromi of Uromi: Addendum”, read:
“Please be informed that the initial Exco decision of 26th October 2016 has been further affirmed. “Consequently, you have been deposed as the Ojuromi of Uromi pursuant to Section 28 (i & ii) of the Traditional Rulers & Chiefs Law, 1979.
“Kindly, therefore, disregard our letter of 4th November 2016 on the subject “Re: Letter of Apology to Edo State Government.”
The king’s problem with the Oshiomhole government began on September 28, when he was accused of assaulting a woman during the elections.
He was also accused of interfering in the conduct of the election, leaving his palace to canvass votes for the PDP candidate, Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu.
Government gave him a query and ordered him to apologise to the woman assaulted but he allegedly ignored the letter and travelled out of the country.
The government placed him on a 7-day suspension and still demanded a letter of apology.
On November 4, the government stepped up its sanctions by suspending hI’m for one year, effective from Monday.
In addition, the monarch who ruled the home town of Chief Tony Anenih, the PDP leader was stripped of all his rights and privileges that he had hitherto exercised.