THE Oba of Benin Omo N’oba N’edo Uku Akpolokpolo has been described as the king of kings whose constant strive for peace and stability in his domain has led to impressive development and growth, his progressive plan for guaranteed opportunities that will be beneficial to all his subject has been his main focus as he remains an umbrella to all in the kingdom.
This assertion was made by Chief Eduwu Ekhator Obasogie, The Obasogie of Benin while congratulating the Oba on the occasion of his Birthday Anniversary. Chief Obasogie, who is also the Chairman of Palace Committee on Peace and Conflict Resolution eulogizes the Oba for maintaining and sustaining Edo cultural values as he blends the past with the present into a peaceful harmony, while wisely upholding the dignity and sublime majesty of obaship. His kind gesture of magnanimity and his accommodation of transgressors has been the hallmark of his peaceful reign.
He therefore uses the occasion to advice people to desist from challenging the authority of the Oba or throwing aspersions on Benin culture and tradition. He further stressed that those disturbing the relative peace we have attained in the land should have a rethink.
“The Oba has continued and will continue to be a veritable custodian of Benin’s extremely rich culture, tradition and customs, a pivot of the most desired and cherished peace, progress and development in the kingdom and indeed in the nation” He then enjoined all well meaning Edo people at home and in the Diaspora to wish our great monarch many more years of peaceful reign.