Oba Of Benin’s Coronation: The Benin Traditional Council has scheduled October 20, 2016, as the new date for the coronation of of His Royal Highness, Crown Prince Ehenede Erediauwa, Edaiken N’Uselu as the new Oba of Benin.
The announcement was made on Wednesday by the Chairman of the Coronation Planning Committee, Prof. Gregory Akenzua, the Enogie of Evbobanosa, while addressing newsmen at the palace ground in Benin City, Edo State.
It was learnt that the initial date for the coronation – September 26 – was changed due to the announcement by the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, that the date for the governorship election in Edo State, originally scheduled for September 10, had been moved to September 28, 2016.
With the announcement of the new coronation date, Akenzua said:
“The Edaiken N’Uselu will now depart finally from Uselu to Eko-Ohae on October 8, 2016. His Royal Highness will normally perform some important ceremonies connected with the coronation everyday for 7 to10 days prior to the day of his final departure from Uselu.
“We like to inform the public that from the day the Edaiken N’Uselu leaves Uselu 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.”