Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Benin Monarch’s Coronation Postponed

The Benin Traditional Council has announced the postponement for the coronation of the Crown Prince of Benin Kingdom, Prince Eheneden Erediauwa. It was earlier scheduled for September, 26, but will now hold on October, 20th.

Prof. Gregory Akenzua, Chairman of the Coronation Planning Committee, made the announcement at a news conference at the Oba’s palace in Benin today.

“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.