Popular billionaire business mogul and proprietor of Pacesetters Schools, Abuja, Barrister Kenneth Imansuangbon popularly known as Riceman, has reacted to a trending video where a man of Esan extraction poured inventives on the Oba of Benin, urging people to completely ignore him as it is evident that he requires urgent mental medical evaluation.
He noted that the Esans and Afemai’s hold the revered Benin Monarch and Governor Godwin Obaseki in high esteem.
The former Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, governorship aspirant in the September 19, 2020 governorship election in the state said there is no doubt that the Esans and the Afemai’s draw their linage from the respected Benin kingdom and therefore make them brothers and sisters with the Benin.
Imansuagbon in a signed statement made available to newsmen in Benin on Tuesday said Esans world over pledged their loyalty to the Oba of Benin and Governor Godwin Obaseki.
While noting that the viral video was provoking, he added that the comment does not represent the Esan people or any well meaning Edo State indigenes.
he statement reads in part: “I was shocked on watching the video and hearing the rubbish the lunatic was saying. The Esans and the Benins are brothers. It is a fact that was passed to us from generation to generation and nothing can change that. Whatever he said should not be taken serious. (Sic)
“Giving him such level of recognition by listening to his rubbish talk is making him feel important. He should just be ignored for who he is.(sic)
“I will also like to seize this opportunity to call on his family to take him for psychiatric test so as to get to the foundation of his problem and save him from destruction.
“At this period in the history of Edo State, we need one another because in unity lies our strength to build a greater Edo state for all “.