Esan North East Local Government Area is divided into two constituencies. Constituency 1 comprises Wards 1, 2, 3, 4, and 5, while constituency 2 comprises Wards 6, 7, 8, 9, and 10, making a total of 10 (ten) political wards represented by two Representatives in the Edo State House of Assembly.
Esan North East have in history produced legends who are popular in both state and national level. Amongst whom are Chief Anthony Enahoro - one of Nigeria’s foremost anti-colonial and pro-democracy activists, Arch. Bishop Ekpu, Cardinal Anthony Olubunmi Okogie , Chief Tony Anenih, and many others.
The people of Esan North East are made up of Christians, Muslims and African traditionalists. Before the era of the white (Europeans), there existed the oldest traditions of Africa which is the African Traditional Religion.
In the year 1908, Christianity came into Uromi in Esan North East through the evangelism of a Roman Catholic priest Rev. Fr. Joseph Corbeau; a European missionary who was residing then at Ubiaja (Seat of Esan-South-East Local Government Area). The people of Uromi in support of the traditional monarch HRH Ogbidi Okojie accepted the new religion and after a period of catechetical teachings and evangelism, built a church on the portion of land donated by the monarch and his council of Chiefs.
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