…says Esama of Benin Kingdom has being his pillar of support
By Simeon OSAJIE
A frontline Edo 2024 Governorship aspirant and former Chairman of Esan North-East Local Government Council, Hon. John Yakubu has expressed his gratefulness to Sir Chief Dr. Gabriel Osawaru Igbinedion, the Esama of Benin Kingdom for being his pillar of support.
Yakubu stated this at the palatial residence of Chief Igbinedion (Garden of Eden), 1-13 Okada Avenue, GRA., Benin City, when he led his friends, well-wishers to celebrate the Esama of Benin Kingdom on his 89th birthday.
He noted, “There is no gainsaying the fact that attaining 89 years in grey hair and body and mind is a priceless gift and pretty reward for your sincere service to God and humanity. I want to use this opportunity of your 89 birthday to thank you earnestly for being one of our pillar of supporters and we will continue to count on you for more support as we move forward
“We have come to celebrate with you and to be part of that your God’s favoured Dynasty we are part of, because by His Grace I’m a son in this house. Congratulations sir”.
The Edo 2024 Governorship aspirant described the visit to Esama as biblical. “Because the Bible has asked us to celebrate with those who are celebrating and mourn with those who are mourning. But in Chief Igbinedion’s Dynasty it has always been celebration by His Grace. We thanked God Almighty for keeping us to celebrate every year. We are also here to draw from the wisdom God has given you. We pray to God to continue to grant you good health and long life”.
In his remarks, Chief Gabriel Igbinedion thanked Hon. John Yakubu for coming to celebrate with him on his 89th birthday. He wished him well on his Governorship aspiration.
Highlight of the visit was the acrobatic dance popularly called ‘Igbabonelimhin’ of Esanland which accompany John Yakubu on the visit.
The dance added colour to the visit and admiration to Esama of Benin Kingdom and other guests present.