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Edaiken N’ Uselu Palace Chiefs are set to bid farewell to the Crown Prince of Benin Kingdom, (Amb) Eheneden Erediauwa, ahead of his historic coronation activities as the 39th Oba of Benin.
The Crown Prince and the Edaiken N’ Uselu had relocated to Edaiken Palace since a may 2016, following the transition of the Benin Monarch and his father, Oba Erediauwa in line with the Benin tradition.
The Uselu Palace Chiefs and residents of Uselu Community, youth, women and members of the Benin Royal Palace Chiefs are expected to accompany Prince Eheneden Erediauwa from his Edaiken Palace to Oredo Local Government Area of Edo state, amid tight security.
Besides, the traditional shrines, Osama Palace and the Urhokpota where the Coronation Ceremony of the new Oba of Benin would take place have received a face lift.
In a statement by the Chairman, Coronation Planning Committee and the Enogie of Evbuobanosa, Prof. Gregory Akenzua, which was made available to Journalists on Friday in Benin City, the Edo state capital, indicates that the Edaiken will embark “in a foot procession” on Saturday and “stops at sacred at sacred palm tree called Odin Amamieson-aimiuwa.
The statement, said the Edaiken will thereafter arrives Iya-akpan where Uselu Chiefs take leave of him and Oredo Chiefs take over before proceeding to Eko-Ohae (Urhokpota ground) where he will stay for three days on a private ceremonies.
It said the Edaiken will on Monday next Week leave Eko-Ohae for Usama Palace where he will continue his Coronation rituals before he goes into Use village the following morning for the ceremony of choosing a name and thereafter return to Usama.
Prof. Akenzua in the statement, said the Edaiken is expected to leave Usama for Benin via Isekhere to Urhokpota ground for his Coronation ceremonies next Week Tuesday ahead of the new Oba Thanksgiving worship at Holy Aruosa Cathedral, the Benin National church.
In the meantime, commercial activities around Eko-Ohae (Urhokpota ground) will cease as from 12 midnight of Friday 7th October 2016, along with all burial rites in Benin, have been prohibited indefinitely, according to the statement.

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