In a swift reaction to a false historical account circulating on social media, the Nsa Okoho Eyo Nsa Royal House, under the leadership of Prof. Eyo Etim Nyong vehemently refuted the claims made by an unidentified Etubom. The response comes in the wake of the Peace and Reconciliation Panel organized by the Obong of Calabar on December 12, 2023 NEGROIDHAVEN can report authoritatively.
The Nsa Okoho Eyo Nsa Royal House clarified that it was founded by two direct descendants, Nsa Eyo, and Okoho Eyo Families, refuting allegations that questioned the royal lineage’s authenticity. The House pointed out that it had produced individuals of pure royal blood, such as Asuquo Ekpenyong Nsa and Okon Ekpenyong Nsa.
The Royal House emphasized its significant contributions to the leadership of the Obong’s Palace, with notable leaders like Etubom Ekpenyong Asuquo Ekpenyong Nsa and Etubom Ene Oku Ene. The House challenged the author of the contested document to come forward and provide evidence contrary to their historical account.
The above reaction is coming against the backdrop of the response from some quarters who erroneously challenged the Obongship of His Eminence Ekpo Okon Abasi Otu V.
Their rebuttal reads in part, ‘Nsa Okoho Eyo Nsa, King Eyo VIl has contributed immensely to the leadership of the Obong’s Palace. the pe Nsa House, and Nsa Okoho Eyo Nsa, King Eyo Vil Family HRH Etubom Ekpenyong Asuquo Ekpenyong Nsa was a l¢ader of King Eyo Nsa Royal House and one-time Secretary of the Palace of the Obong of Calabar When he died in 1972. Etubom Ene Oku Ene who was also from Nsa Okoho extraction, came to the leadership of King Eyo Nsa Royal House and was a member of the Etubom Traditional Council in the Palace of Obong of Calabar. He died in 1991, before the present Etubom took over. How then can anyone pronounce Nsa Okoho Eyo Nsa Royal House as not having people of Royal blood? We as a Royal House have enough documents to support our history and our heritage’.
There have been recent concerns over the establishment of a Peace and Reconciliation Panel by the Obong of Calabar Otu V, with a membership deemed by a non-royal, viewing it as an attempt to undermine Efik tradition. These quarters stressed that non-royalties participating in Obongship issues were taboo, calling for a return to the traditional norms to restore Efik’s dignity.
The council singled out individuals like Justice Michael Edem and High Chief Eyo Etim Nyong, asserting that they were not of Efik royalty. They advised these individuals to refrain from participating in the alleged destruction of Efik tradition.
The said Efik Royal House have rejected the false historical claims and asserted their commitment to preserving the rich cultural heritage of the Efik Eburutu Kingdom.