Oba of Benin’s coronation postponed to October 20

Posted by News Express | 22 September 2016 | 2,462 times

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The Benin Traditional Council on Wednesday announced the postponement of the coronation of the Crown Prince of Benin Kingdom, Prince Eheneden Erediauwa.

Chairman of the Coronation Planning Committee, Gregory Akenzua, made the announcement at a news conference at the Oba’s palace saying the coronation has been moved from September 26th to October 20th.
Akenzua said the reason behind the postponement of the date for the coronation was because of the forthcoming governorship election in the state.
“The change of date is sequel to the announcement by the Independent National Electoral Commission [INEC] that they have changed the date of the Edo Gubernatorial election which was originally Sept. 10 to Sept. 28, 2016.”
“As a result of this change, Benin Crown Prince will now depart finally from Uselu palace for Eko-Ohae on Oct. 8, 2016.”
“And he will perform some important ceremonies connected with coronation everyday for seven to 10 days prior to the day of his final departure from Uselu,” he said.
Akenzua said that the ban on the use of coral beads by those entitled to use it, would be lifted once Edaiken N’Uselu leaves Uselu palace for Eko-Ohae.
He said the current use of the traditional “Omo N’Orhue”, the White Beads, would be discontinued.
Akenzua further announced that burial ceremonies have been prohibited throughout the period of the coronation process.
INEC had rescheduled the state governorship election, which was earlier stated for September 10th to September 28th due to some security threats. (TV360 Nigeria)
Photo shows incoming Oba of Benin, Crown Prince Eheneden Erediauwa.

Source: News Express

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