President Muhammadu Buhari has assured the Crown Prince of Benin, Prince Ehenede Erediauwa that he will be attending the coronation of the Crown Prince as the substantive Oba of Benin Kingdom, scheduled for September 26th, 2016.
According to the Benin traditional council,the ceremony is billed to take place on September 26th,2016 in Benin City. the Edo State capital. High profile dignitaries expected at the coronation ceremony includes the Zulu king of South Africa; King of Lesotho; King Muswathi of Swaziland; and King Kabaka of Uganda.
President Buhari who gave the assurance when he paid a courtesy visit to the Crown Prince of Benin, prior to the APC mega rally at the Samuel Ogbemudia Stadium Benin City, expressed his love for the Benin Kingdom, recalling his days with Oba Erediauwa who joined his ancestors recently, saying the Oba distinguished himself as an impartial leader,especially during his days as a Federal Permanent Secretary in the early 1980s.
“He was a very courageous King and a visionary leader that will ever be missed”. The Edaiken N’Uselu while making his remarks,revealed that the visiting monarchs from Africa would want to pay the President a courtesy visit in Aso Rock and urged him to accept their request and extend presidential audience to the African kings.