Odigie-Oyegun mourns Oba Of Benin
The National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Chief John Odigie-Oyegun, yesterday condoled with the Benin royal family, Benin Traditional Council, Edo State government and the people of the state over the passage of the Oba of Benin.
Odigie-Oyegun, in a statement issued yesterday night, said he received the announcement of the passage of the Oba with grief.
The statement read: “Oba Erediauwa’s reign brought distinction, class, wisdom and integrity to the several centuries of unalloyed tradition and custom of the ancient Benin Kingdom; the traditional institution in Edo State and the country at large.
“As a unifier, Oba Erediauwa used his revered position to promote national unity.”
The APC chief recalled the Oba’s decades of meritorious and unblemished record of service to the Nigerian nation as a seasoned and thorough-bred bureaucrat, rising to the peak as a Federal Permanent Secretary.
He stated that Nigeria would always remember the Benin monarch, who protected the traditions and values of his people and who was also a champion of national unity.
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