It was all Jubilation and glamour as the crown Prince of Benin, His Royal Highness, Eheneden Erediauwa, emerged the 40th Oba of Benin Kingdom.
The divine coronation was the climax of a day of royal pageantry, when some over 100,000 people flooded the streets to catch a glimpse of the new “Oba”
Politicians, businessmen and traditional leaders from all across the country honoured the new king.
The Olugbo of Ugbo land His Imperial Majesty Oba Dr. Fredrick Enitiolorunda Obateru Akinruntan CON were among the Royal dignitaries that graced the once in a century occasion.
Present at the ceremony also include top government functionaries led by President Muhammadu Buhari, who was represented by the Vice-President, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo; Oyo State Governor, Abiola Ajumobi; Ogun state Governor ,Senator Ibikunle Amosun; his Osun State counterpart, Rauf Aregbesola, and Dr. Ibrahim Dankwambo the Gombe State governor, Africa’s richest man, Aliko Dangote.
Traditional rulers from across the 36 states also graced the event.
Among them were the Ooni of Ife, Oba Adeyeye Ogunwusi; Sultan of Sokoto, Alhaji Sa’ad Abubakar III; the Emir of Kano, Alhaji Lamido Sanusi; the Obi of Onitsha, Igwe Alfred Achebe; the Etsu Nupe, Alhaji Yahaya Abubakar, and the Otaru of Auchi, Alhaji Aliru Momoh, Ikelebe III, Gabriel Osawaru Igbinedion Esama of Benin Kingdom .