Traditional Conundrum In Edo Community

 Fuga community is presently in a quagmire and  state of confusion following the non traditional perfomance and installation of the new chief priest.

Fuga, a community in Edo State, has a rich tradition and cultural heritage that is still revered and practiced till date.

The community is presently in a sad and worrisome mood as the chosen candidate for the stool of the new chief priest has absconded and nowhere to be found. This is giving the community great concern.

As a result of the community's inability to instal the chosen candidate as the new chief priest, some of the important traditional functions of the community can not be effectively performed.

This has put the community in a precarious situation to exercise its traditional functions optimally.  According to source, all entreaties to Prince Godfrey Etu over time, to yield to the callings of the gods as the chosen new chief priest, to come home with his wife and children to perform the traditional installation, have proved abortive.

Our reporter who visited the community interviewed a villager who pleaded that his name should not be mentioned because of the sensitive nature of the issue and that it is a taboo to talk about the issue with strangers.

He says there are grave implications for the chosen candidate for the position of the new chief priest and the community if the installation is not exercised within a short time.

The gods, he said, are angry for not having a chief priest as the head of the community shrine to divinely perform the roles and functions of conflict resolver.

According to our source who preferred to be anonymous, the traditional funtions of the community is incomplete without the traditional installation of the chief priest.

This has made the community to pass a message to all sons and daughters of Fuga everywhere, to appeal to Prince Godfrey and family to come back home for the initiation rites anywhere found.

Law, civilization and religion have not been able to completely erode the obnoxious traditions and customs of the African people. In most communities where traditional beliefs are still inherent, the Fundamental Human Rights of a person is barbarically subjected without recourse to law.

People must be allowed to do things according to the dictates of their hearts and faith and not according to the archaic and coercive tradition that are medieval.

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