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TOR TIV STOOL: 6 Months After Tor Tiv’s Death, Traditional Council Yet To Crown New Tor

By: Solomon Ayado
Barely six months after the Tor Tiv IV, Orchivirigh Alfred Akawe Torkula joined his ancestors and his remains were laid to rest, the Tiv Traditional Area Council is yet to select and crown the new Tor, causing serious apprehension.
The Tor Tiv, late Torkula died in November 2015 and was buried on 4th February, 2016 at the reserved traditional graveyard located at Abagu area of Gboko town, the ancestral home of the Tiv nation.
The late Torkula was installed as Tor Tiv on April 21, 1991 and he spent about 22 years on the throne to become one of the longest-serving traditional rulers and influential opinion leaders in northern Nigeria. He hailed from the Ihyarev intermediate area  of Ichongu in  Guma LGA of the state.
Since the laying to rest of the Tor Tiv, there has been serious confusion and the people are highly anxious, hence the battle for the stool and the traditional council is yet to choose or crown the successor.
LEADERSHIP Friday has gathered that no fewer than over 200 prominent sons of the Tiv nation, home and abroad, including big wig politicians and second class chiefs are jostling for the successor of the deceased Tor Tiv IV.

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