OBA OF BENIN CHARGES TRADITIONAL RULERS NOT TO BE PARTISAN
By: Desmond Agbama, CPS to Oba of Benin
His Royal Majesty, Ewuare II, Oba of Benin has advised traditional rulers to distant themselves from partisan politics.
Omo N’Oba who gave the advice when he received the Ojuromi of Uromi, ZaikiAnslemAidonojie II who was in the Oba Palace on a thank you visit, said all politicians should be given a level playing ground.
His Royal Majesty said what the traditional rulers should be doing is to pray for God to give us a leader that will respect traditional rulers, develop the state and uplift the living standard of the people.
The Benin Monarch says those who fought against godfatherismin the past should also do well to fight godfatherismin politics so that people would have opportunity to contest for various positions.
While congratulating the Ojuromi of Uromi for his re-instatement, the Oba of Benin commended sons and daughters of Uromi for supporting him to see that he was re-instated by Edo State Government.
The Omo N’Oba advised him to always avoid such incidence that led to his suspension in future by always consulting the Palace or any other higher authority.
Earlier, the Ojuromi of Uromi, ZaikiAnslemAidonojie II said he was in the Palace to thank the Oba of Benin for the fatherly role he played to ensure his re-instatement as Onojie of Uromi.
He said the love exhibited by the Oba shows that he is father to all. Consequently, the Onojie of Uromi pledged his loyalty to the Oba of Benin, and promised to always support the activities of the Palace.
The event later shifted to the outside, where His Royal Majesty, Oba Ewuare II in company of Palace Chiefs and his guests watched the acrobatic display by EsanIgbabonelimi which came to entertain the Omo N’Oba and the Onojie of Uromi.
ROYAL ACCOLADE FOR PRINCE IGBINIDU EWUARE FOR ACHIEVING ACADEMIC EXCELLENCE
It has been asserted that any child that bring honour to his or her parents deserve a resounding accolade.
That was what played out in the Oba Palace when Prince Igbinidu Ewuare the third son of His Royal Majesty, Omo N’Oba N’Edo Uku Akpolokpolo, EwuareII formally presented his certificates of academic achievements to his royal father.
The Omo N’Oba said Prince Igbinidu having made such remarkable and enviable achievements in primary education which started in the Kingdom of Sweden and secondary and tertiary education in the United Kingdom, deserves to be celebrated for being a worthy and veritable conduit of honour and pride.
Prince Igbinidu Ewuare had obtained a Bachelor’s degree, two Masters degrees and a specialized certificate in Business Entrepreneurship and Management from various leading University in the United Kingdom, including the famous University of Reading.
The eldest child of Oba Ewuare II Princess Barr. (Mrs.) Ikuoyemwen Ewuare Aimiuwu took time to introduce the various degrees and certificates, while Prince Igbinidu Ewuare personally presented them to his father amidst cheers and excitement.
During the presentation, Princess Barr. (Mrs.) Ikuoyemwen Ewuare Aimiuwu thanked His Royal Majesty for given them the opportunity to study abroad to obtain quality education. She said it is not out of place to commend Oba Ewuare II being their anchor and source of achievement
She also appreciated the Omo N’Oba for the advice, and encouragement as well as for the financial, spiritual and psychological supports throughout their course of study.
His Royal Majesty apparently elated and impressed by the academic achievements of Prince Igbinidu Ewuare promised to organize a reception in his honour and prayed to God and the great Royal Ancestors for the success of PrinceIgbinidu in his life endeavor.
The certificate presentation was witnessed by array of Palace Chiefs, Onojie of Uromi and his entourage as well as a business magnate, Captain HosaOkunbo.
Chief Press Secretary
To Oba of Benin