During the Peaceworks, an event for Niger Delta dialogue organized by Dr Judith Asuni of Academic Associates, a notable female chief in the Delta State talked on the sideline with Vanguard Nigeria.
Chief Obi Martha Dunkwu, Omu Anioma during her interview with the magazine said that at one point she had to become a man. In Delta State’s Aniomaland, from Asaba to the Agbor, the community has had traditional rulers for over 700 years. They have had a ruler who is a man and another who is a woman.
But the male traditional ruler’s rule is always superior to the woman’s rule; that is in the event the community has both a male and female ruler at the same time. The man always came first and when Chief Obi Martha Dunkwu, Omu Anioma coronated, she was bestowed male rights, and now she can break the kolanut; though she’s a man and woman all-in-one.
“In Aniomaland, from Asaba to Agbor, among others, the forefathers designed that every community must have a traditional ruler but in Omu, we have a traditional ruler who is a man and another who is …read more