• September 12, 2016
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Crown Prince of Benin, Eheneden Erediauwa
Sequel to the shift of Edo State governorship election to September 28 by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), the coronation of the new Oba of Benin has been moved to October 18, 2016.
The coronation of the Oba of Benin was earlier scheduled to hold on September 26th, two weeks ahead of the governorship election that was supposed to hold on September 10th. However, the governorship election was postponed to an unspecified date.
The crown prince of Benin Kingdom Eheneden Erediauwa
The earlier coronation date, according to Palace sources was fixed with the governorship election date in mind, unfortunately, the Palace was not consulted when a new date for the election was being considered.
The decision to shift the coronation date was taken by the Palace so that the Benin and Edo in general will not be distracted.
According to a competent source, “the fear is that, either the election will distract people from massively participating in the coronation or the coronation would do same to the election.
Also, many dignitaries outside the state may not want to come to Benin City for the coronation if it is too close to the election because of security consideration. It was therefore decided that the coronation should be moved forward so that people can give both events their deserved attention”
Prince Eheneden Erediauwa, the crown prince of Edo Kingdom
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