Great OBA OF BENIN IS DEAD!! Akpolokpolo Erediauwa, the monarch of Benin Kingdom has joined his ancestors

February 13, 2015 4:14 pm

, the monarch of has joined his ancestors. He was 92 years old.
According to authoritative sources within and outside Edo State, the
well-regarded king transited to the great beyond about two weeks ago.
His death is still being kept secret because by Benin tradition, the
death of an Oba could only be officially announced 30 days after his
transition.
The Oba was said to have died in his palace. Immediately he was
confirmed dead by his personal physician, a delegation of senior Benin
chiefs went to the house of the heir apparent the throne, Prince
Eheneden Erediauwa to inform him of the development.

Investigations by ionigeria.com revealed that the Oba died about two
days before the campaign rally of the Presidential candidate of the All
Progressive Congress (APC), Major General Mohammadu Buhari in Benin
City. Buhari had his rally in Benin City on Thursday, January 29, 2015.
That is why the Monarch could not receive Major General Buhari.
Similarly, when President Goodluck Jonathan visited Benin City for
his campaign rally, he was only received at the palace by a team of
Benin chiefs led by the Iyase, Chief Sam Igbe.
Oba Erediauwa was born in 1923, son of Oba Akenzua II. Before being
crowned he was known as Prince Solomon, Aiseokhuoba, Igbinoghodua
Akenzua. He attended Edo College, Benin City, Government College, Ibadan
then Yaba College, before going to King’s College, Cambridge to study
Law and Administration. He joined the Eastern Civil Service in
1957 as a District Officer, later moving to the Federal Civil Service
where he retired as Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Health in 1973. For
a short period he was the regional representative of Gulf Oil. In 1975
he was appointed Commissioner for Finance in Bendel State during the
Military Administration of Major-General George Agbazika Innih.
Ascending to the throne as the 38th Oba of Benin on 23 March 1979.
During this period, he several times acted as a peacemaker between
politicians. For example, he intervened in a dispute between Abia State
governor Orji Uzor Kalu and Tony Anenih, Chairman of the People’s
Democratic Party Board of Trustees, and resolved another face-off
involving Anenih and former Edo State Governor Lucky Igbinedion. More
recently, he tried to broker peace between the feuding members of Edo
State House of Assembly.
It would be recalled that his wife, Queen Esther died about a year ago.
Ok that is according to ionigeria.com
On our part, we made some calls to one or two family members, but
they neither refuted nor confirm the story to be true or false. We
therefore believe this has a lot to do with the tradition of keeping
quiet for 30 days. so we advise you handle this as speculation until the
palace releases its official statement, so we do not offend the
traditions of the great Bini kingdom.

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