Oshiomhole
Oshiomhole

Gov. Adams Oshiomhole of Edo has condoled with the crowned Prince of Benin Kingdom, Eheneden Eradiauwa, on the demise of his father, Oba Erediauwa, Uku Akpolokpolo.
Oshiomhole, who condoled with the crowned prince during a visit at Uselu on Monday, urged him to sustain the legacies of his father.
He said the sad news of Oba’s transition came to him as a huge shock.
“Though a statement had already been issued by my office on the life and times of the Oba, we are consoled that the vacuum created will be filled by a true royal crowned prince.
“The crowned prince has sufficiently gone through the rigours of life and royalty.
“We believe that the late Oba has prepared him as he has what it takes to step into his shoes and face the challenges that may arise.
“The late Oba was not only a unifying factor to the people of the state, but to the nation in general. I therefore, appeal that the legacies and national respect he commands be sustained,’’ he said.
Responding, the Edaiken thanked the governor for the visit, and said that there was not much to say as his heart was heavy and grieving due to the demise of his father.
He explained that he was most pained because of the love and closeness he had with his late father which appeared to be the first in the history of the Kingdom.
The crowned prince appreciated the governor’s assistance and contributions to the palace as well as the development achieved so far in the state.
He also commended the governor for providing the enabling environment for investors to invest in the state, and expressed the hope that more investors would come to the state.
The crowned prince further commended the media for their commitment, dedication and objective in reporting of events in the palace.
He assured the people and the governor that he would do his best to justify the confidence reposed in him to lift the Kingdom to an enviable height.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the Edo State Government had on April 29 issued a statement announcing the death of the Oba of Benin.


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