The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) on Thursday sent a congratulatory message to the new Oba of Benin, His Royal Majesty, Eheneden Erediauwa, Oba Ewuare II, N’Ogidigan on his coronation.
In a statement issued by its National Publicity Secretary Prince Dayo Adeyeye, the PDP wished him a long reign on the throne.
The statement read, “The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) heartily congratulates His Royal Majesty, Eheneden Erediauwa, Oba Ewuare II, N’Ogidigan on his Coronation as the New Oba of Benin on the throne of his ancestors.
“The Coronation which took place today, Thursday October 20, 2016 according to the chronology of ascension to the Throne makes him the 40th Oba of Benin Kingdom, the Traditional Ruler of the Edo people succeeding his father, His Royal Highness, Oba Erediauwa who passed on in April, 2016.
“With his vast experience in public administration and international relations, we believe he will bring this to bear in further development of the Ancient Benin Kingdom. We also congratulate His Royal Majesty, Oba Ewuare II, N’Ogidigan on his 63rd Birthday which coincides with the Coronation.
“We wish him long life on the Throne and all the best in life as he pilots the affairs of his Kingdom, Benin.”
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