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This historical overview of the political and leadership structure in olden days Igbo society is needed in other to shed light on the idea that give birth to the time and place setting, and the  type of political leadership structure in the play Verdict Of The Gods. The playwright employs this type of political structure in the text and that is what we are going to highlight.

The Heresaid is about an author, Zumba, who is accused of heresy by a monarch. The monarch sends his Faithfuls- Axe, Avenger, Doom, Sword and Machet to kill him. The author (Zumba) pleads with Monarch to pardon him (Pg. 21), he also pleads with Reason to rescue his life- to plead on his behalf (Pg. 23).