Crown Prince of Benin Kingdom, His Royal Highness (Amb) Eheneden Erediauwa has described the transition of the Oba of Benin, His Royal Majesty, Oba Erediauwa, as emotional for him as he was very close to his father.
Speaking in his Uselu palace during a condolence visit to him by Governor Adams Oshiomhole, Erediauwa said he was probably the first Crown Prince in the history of Benin Kingdom that has been so close to his father.
Governor Oshiomhole told the Crown Prince: “We are all shattered by this very sad news. In my formal tribute, I have already made a statement that represents my evaluation of the life and times of our royal majesty. But in all of that, we know that kings will come, kings will transit, but our joy even in the midst of this grief is that we are fortunate, indeed very fortunate that in spite of the vacuum left by the departure of His Royal Majesty, we have in Your Royal Highness a true royal Crown Prince that has already gone through all the rigours of life, and sufficiently travelled and held sensitive diplomatic positions in most strategic countries.
“For people like me who have had the very rare privilege of interacting very closely with Your Royal Highness over the years, I believe that His Royal Majesty has prepared a Crown Prince that, as tradition prescribes, has what it takes to fill the big royal shoes that His Majesty left behind. That for us gives us the confidence that the robust tradition, the national respect and international recognition and the way in which His Royal Majesty carried the office, that it will be sustained and built upon by Your Royal Highness.
“Like I said, we are all privileged part of the extended family, and the State Government will stand by Your …Read More
Source:: Nigerian Pilot