Oba of Benin, Omo N’Oba Erediauwa
The Oba of Benin has done what many consider to be a rare thing to President Goodluck Jonathan yesterday.
Vanguard reports that The Oba of Benin, Omo N’Oba Erediauwa, presented Red Egbeigbe, the highest Benin traditional attire to President Goodluck Jonathan yesterday, Saturday 27th.
‘Red Egbeigbe’ is said to be the royal attire majorly worn by only Benin prince and princess on rare occasion like marriages.
This, Erediauwa deemed fit to give to Jonathan when he paid a courtesy call to the monarch in his palace in Benin City.
The traditional ruler while presenting the royal gift revealed that he often see the president in dark-coloured attire, hence the need to add the royal gift to his wardrobe collections.
Erediauwa however congratulated the president for getting his party’s endorsement for second term. Earlier, the president had told the monarch that he was in Benin to attend the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) South-South sensitization and unity rally.
President Jonathan who thanked the traditional ruler for the gift, promised to return to the palace when the campaign for his re-election begins. It would be recalled that a monarch, Keagborekuzi in Agbor town, Delta state allegedly wedded a white woman secretly, causing tension in the peaceful