In an effort to enhance more unity, peace and harmony in every household in Owa, His Royal Majesty, Dr. Emmanuel O. Efeizomor II (JP), OON, the Obi of Owa kingdom, Ika Northeast Local Government Area in Delta State, has put a new law in place that females, either married or not, should be involved in the inheritance of their fathers.
Addressing the people of Owa kingdom during an enlarged meeting, the royal father noted that gone are the days when a man will inherit all his father’s wealth in the name of a first son or whatever, without putting into consideration, that he has some siblings who are females around him, people whom he answered the same name with, shared the same food and meat with and above all, lived in the same house as brothers and sisters.
He therefore made a public declaration that henceforth, properties of late father or any man who decides to share his properties while he is alive should share it equal with both males and females he has as children, noting that the reason is because they all belong to one family despite the change of name as a result of marriage that brought little separation.
In another development, the monarch encouraged all Owa residents to acquire the Permanent Voter’s Cards (PVCs) to enable them vote for their son, Senator Dr. Ifeanyi Okowa and all other candidates of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the forthcoming general election.
He advised the youths in Owa kingdom to shun social vices during and after the election, adding that it will be very bad and regrettable if crimes, like kidnapping, raping, cultism and thuggery are still practiced in a kingdom that produced the Executive Governor of Delta State and even himself who is the chairman of the Delta State Traditional Rulers Council.