Former Vice President of Nigeria and chieftain of All Progressives Congress (APC), Atiku Abubakar, congratulates HRH Oba Ewuare 1 on his coronation as the 39th Oba of Benin.
In a statement released Friday, 21 October 2016, by his Media Office in Abuja, Atiku says the choice and blanket acceptability of Oba Ewuare 1 to ascend the throne of the ancient kingdom of Benin as the 39th Oba venerates the defining deep wisdom, courage and resourcefulness which the Benin Obaship throne is widely acknowledged for.
“The new monarch was born into royalty and was properly groomed to be an Oba. That is a big advantage that he has because he knows everything about Benin culture, tradition and the challenges,” Atiku says.
According to the Turaki Adamawa observes that it is remarkable that contrary to the belief that the new Oba, who is well travelled and educated, may shelve some of the rituals slated for his ascension to the throne, he chose to fulfil all of them as they were done by his fore fathers.
Atiku urges the new Oba to dedicate himself to building on and surpassing the worthy legacies of his much-acclaimed predecessor, by committing himself to carrying his subjects along to a new era of peace, stability and progress in Benin Kingdom, Edo State and Nigeria as a whole.
Describing the new Oba as a man who abhors lies and upholds truth, the former Vice President urges him to work with the government and other traditional rulers and institutions across the country to foster harmony and socio-economic development across the country.
He wishes the new Oba long life and successful reign in the service of his people and the country