By Simeon OSAJIE
Deputy Speaker of the Edo State House of Assembly, Rt Hon (Mrs) Maria Omozele Oligbi-Edeko has felicitated His Royal Majesty, Omo N’Oba N’Edo Uku Akporlokpolo, Oba Ewuare II, the Oba of Benin on the occasion of the 7th years anniversary of his ascension to the throne of the ancient Benin kingdom and the Birthday of the great Benin King.
In a statement personally signed by the Deputy Speaker, she also rejoiced with the Monarch on the special occasion of his Majesty’s Royal Birthday.
Edeko, while wishing the Benin Monarch many more years and anniversaries on the throne, she also extended good wishes to chiefs and people of the state on the special occasion.
“I heartily extend my congratulations to His Royal Majesty, Oba Ewuare II, the Oba of Benin, on the occasion of the 7th Years Coronation Anniversary of your ascension to the throne of your forebears.
“I also convey my felicitations to Your Majesty on the celebration of Your Yoyal Birthday.
“I pray to God Almighty and our ancestor to give you the wisdom, strength and understanding to continue to bring your wealth of experience to pilot the affairs of you Kingdom – Benin and also to continue your contribution to the development of Edo State and the nation at large.
“Long may you reign Umogun.
“Oba Gha To Kpere – Ise!”