Obaseki will Be A Better Governor Than Me -Oshiomhole

By Ikenga Chronicles October 21, 2016

Obaseki will Be A Better Governor Than Me -Oshiomhole

As the handover date draws nearer, the outgoing governor of Edo State,  Adams Oshiomhole has assured the newly crowed  Oba of Benin, His Royal Majesty Omo N’ Oba N’Edo Uku Akpolokpolo Oba Ewuare 11  that  the incoming Governor, Godwin Obaseki’s achievement will surpass his.

Oshiomhole who made this remark while addressing guests at the coronation ceremony and presentation of the staff of office to the Oba disclosed that Obaseki would do the needful by embarking on development projects.

Recall that Prince Eheneden Erediauwa was on Thursday crowned the 39th Oba of Benin Kingdom at a colourful ceremony, but his new name is still kept secret. Prince Erediauwa was crowned at about 2 am by the Usama N’ Ihiron also known as the Edion led by Chief Oliha.

While speaking, Oshiomhole recalled the support and fatherly advice he received from the departed Oba, Oba Erediauwa which according to him helped him succeed as governor.

He therefore appealed for sustenance of the same relationship between the new Oba and the Governor-elect Mr. Godwin Obaseki, whom he described as a very humble and loyal subject who will not derail from paying respect and homage to the Oba and the entire traditional institutions in the State.

“The formal coronation of your royal majesty today affords us the opportunity to celebrate the rich cultural tradition of Benin kingdom. To recall the very fond memories of the outstanding contribution that Oba Erediauwa displayed while on the throne. I recall it with fond memories of my very privileged relationship – which was like that of a father and a son,’’ the Governor said.

He added:  “If you come from my kind of background you will appreciate what that means to me. He was there for me as an applicant seeking for job, he was there for me as the governor of this great State, he really counseled me on a number of issues without which I wouldn’t have been able to accomplish the much that I believe we were able to contribute to the development of not only the kingdom but of our great state.”

”For some of us who have interacted with your royal majesty, we believe you have what it takes to step into the shoes of your father Oba Erediauwa. As your steward, I shall give my all and I do believe that I speak the mind of the governor-elect.”

“We have laid a foundation and a standard. We have demonstrated practically that Nigerian democracy requires that we bond effectively with the traditional institutions and that the relationship between the elected government and the traditional institution be more formalised and structured in such a way that makes it functional. It has worked in the past eight years and I believe that the governor-elect will build on it and take it to a higher level.”

”He has assured me he understands tradition even more than myself so whatever I was able to do he will do even better”.

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