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Odigie-Oyegun, APC Mourn ‎Oba of Benin


ABUJA (Sundiata Post) – The national chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Chief John Odigie-Oyegun on Friday said he received the announcement of the translation of the Oba of Benin, Omo N’Oba N’Edo Uku Akpolopolo, Oba Erediauwa, with grief.

Odigie-Oyegun in a statement issued Friday night on behalf of the APC also condoled with ‎the ‎Benin royal family‎, ‎Benin Traditional Council, Edo state government and the good people of the state over the passage of the Oba of Benin.

The statement read:

Oba Erediauwa’s reign brought distinction, class, wisdom and integrity to the several centuries of unalloyed tradition and custom of the ancient Benin Kingdom; the traditional institution in Edo state and the country at large. As a ‎unifier, ‎Oba Erediauwa ‎used his revered position to promote national unity.

‎In national service, ‎the APC recall with pride, Omo N’Oba decades of meritorious and unblemished record of service to the Nigerian nation as a seasoned and thorough-bred bureaucrat‎, rising to the peak as a Federal Permanent Secretary.

Indeed‎, Nigeria will always remember the Benin monarch who protected the traditions and values of his people and who was also a champion of national unity.

‎‎Oba Erediauwa’s transition marks the end of a very illustrious era. May the Almighty God and the ancestors grant the Oba of Benin eternal rest.

‎Oba Gha To Okpere‎‎.

Chief John E. K. Odigie-Oyegun, CON
National Chairman
All Progressives Congress

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