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Coronation Of New Oba of Benin Shifted to Oct 20

Prince Eheneden Erediauwa
Posted: Sep 21, 2016 at 2:57 pm   /   by   /   comments (0)

Isaac Olamikan

Benin – The Coronation Planning Committee for the coronation of His Royal Highness, Crown Prince Eheneden Erediauwa Edaiken N’Uselu as the new Oba of Benin, has announced a shift of the coronation date.

Addressing a press conference Wednesday, Professor Gregory Akenzua, chairman of the committee, said that the decision to shift the date was taken “sequel to the announcement by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) that they have changed the date of the gubernatorial election in Edo State, which was originally scheduled for Saturday, 10th September, 2016 to Wednesday, 28th September 2016.”

Akenzua stated that the coronation ceremony, which was previously scheduled to take place on  September 26, 2016 has been shifted to October 20, 2016.

“As a result of this change, His Royal Highness, the Edaiken N’Uselu will now depart finally from Uselu Palace for Eko-Ohae on October 8, 2016. His Royal Highness will normally perform some important ceremonies connected with the coronation everyday for 7-10 days prior to the day of his final departure from Uselu,” Akenzua added.

The coronation committee chairman said that “from the day the Edaiken N’Uselu leaves Uselu Palace for Eko-Ohae, the use of Coral Beads by those who are normally entitled will be restored, and the current use of Omo N’Orhue (white beads) will be discontinued.

“Furthermore, burial ceremonies are prohibited throughout the period of the coronation process.”