Following the public outrage that followed the use of the word, ‘iconoclastic’ in his earlier condolence message, Edo State Governor, Adams Oshiomhole on Monday paid a condolence visit to the Edaiken of Uselu and the crowned Prince of Benin Kingdom, Eheneden Erediauwa at his palace in Uselu during which he urged him to sustain the legacies of his father.
Although the governor’s press secretary, Peter Okhiria had apologised claiming that ‘iconoclastic’ was inadvertently used instead of ‘iconic’, the uproar refused to die compelling Oshiomhole to visit the Edaiken to personally convey his condolence.
Expressing his grief over the passage to the great beyond of Oba Erediauwa, Governor Oshiomhole said, “Though a statement had already been issued by my office on the life and times of the Oba, we are consoled that the vacuum created will be filled by a true royal crowned prince.
“The crowned prince has sufficiently gone through the rigours of life and royalty.
“We believe that the late Oba has prepared him as he has what it takes to step into his shoes and face the challenges that may arise.
“The late Oba was not only a unifying factor to the people of the state, but to the nation in general. I therefore, appeal that the legacies and national respect he commands be sustained,’’ he said.
On his part, Prince Eheneden Erediauwa thanked the Governor for the visit.
He further stated that he was seriously pained because of the love and closeness he had with his late father which appeared to be the first in the history of the Kingdom.
The crowned prince appreciated the governor’s assistance and contributions to the palace as well as the development achieved so far in the state.
He also commended the governor for providing the enabling environment for investors to invest in the state, and expressed the hope that more investors would come to the state.
The crowned prince further commended the media for their commitment, dedication and objective reporting of events in the palace.
He assured the people and the governor that he would do his best to justify the confidence reposed in him to lift the Kingdom to an enviable height.
Edo State Government had on April 29 issued a statement announcing the death of the Oba of Benin.
If there’s anybody that is iconoclastic, it’s governor Oshiomhole, always very vulgar and disrespectful in his use of words.
iconoclastic oyinbo po
pple wil alway find fault
To choice the king is not your duty but royal family & chiefs!
To sustain the “iconoclastic” legacies? See what over-talking , arrogance and impunity could cause thinking itz Jonathan and Okonko Iweala.
Don blame OSho baba, Obaigbon is his chief of staff remember…..?
Obiagbon effect. Iconoclastic
What is ur take on this picture
what is iconoclastic ? remember not all white people do speak english o i beg small small
Benin people should repent, juju every where in the state ,
You re not invite
What brought you here? Is none of your business
Na the juju dey worry u so. Idiot asshole . if u nor take time, na d juju go finish u
What’s ur own??
Lol,abeg ma people from the rich land of culture and tradition, forgive this guy for he his ignorant
Hmhm..wat do u mean by dat
U beta watch ur tongue nd focus on ur lyf style
Kundu, when did u come to Benin to witness d nonsense u commented? Ogun Oba ogha gbue…
ugha fianwu , ogun oba ogha gbue inugba iwene nu gharhiagbenhiwese….
There’s something you did that makes you to be scared of juju. Clear your conscience.
My Royal people of Benin I’m sorry for making such comment, you people should forgive me but truth will remained forever no matter what
I am sure u have not been to Benin if not u wldnt have made this comment
be careful boy
He is very correct, I was born and brought up in that city. Fetishism is thriving there too much even with churches everywhere in every street
Benin city is unofficially the birth place of witchcraft and the spiritual H/Qrs of that fetish practice. #TRUTH
#Raph, sneeze dey catch me here! Why you dey ‘lie’ against the good people of Benin Kingdom? You wan pick your pounded-yam for this world, go collect soup for the other side? I never see any juju for Benin at all! If I lie, make Osaanobua bless me yafun-yafun! Be kiafulu ooo! I don warm abi na warn you ooo! Even sef, we Ijebu people nor know anything about juju at all – at all!!!
All of you abusing Kundu and calling him names for saying the truth should be ashamed of yourselves!
Truth will always stand out naked, no matter how you want to hide it in the bushel.
Define religion…is it that we never, in Africa, practised any religion before the coming of the whites ? Abeg, go back to your community /tribe and ask before you dabble into things you know nothing about…i am a Christian, but i condemn nobody’s choice of worship and i know trado worship is done everywhere in Africa!
How i wish i was from Benin. How i wish our people can come to the realization that our ancestral worship is not evil but have been portrayed so by the white man who had no understanding of it.
Don’t die before your time young man. Mind what you post again other people’s culture and traditions. A word is enough for the e wise
Foolish Ibrahim Suleiman
Iconoclastic its an insult.. Na Oshiomole be iconoclastic nor be our Oba.. Idiot fellow..
He meant to say “iconic”.
GOD WILL SEND PEACE TO HIM AND TO HIS KINGDOM
thank god in edo we do not need any govt to chosed for us a king otherwise benin would hv filled with political noise maker who do not hv regards for there people the like of ameachi kwankoso tinubu
Sharrap idiot biafraud
Keep quiet. If u Don know what to say. Talk about Osho. Nd don’t bring in politics pls
ogbeni you know you are slave idiot
omokhhuale i still maintain what i stand for edo is not were politician choose who become the king and any opinion keep ur mounth petmsnently shut
……some will just have opportunity to talk and starts open mouth like pig…..
Slip of tongue please.
Oba Longlife and prosperity, good health on throne in Jesus name
Jesus Name ke. Then you don’t know Benin.
No bi Oshiomole fault now, the guy na school certain holder and he now come employ that crazy fellow to mis-teach him English language!
it is called certificate and not certain.
School “certain” holder! Interesting, its school “cert” or “certificate” holder
The meaning lies in the sound and the mind of the user. Could be atravesty of semantics.
those little boys standing by the side, hope they go to school
They do. There is a school for them at the Palace. The Secretary to Late Oba Erediauwa started as one of them
Please ask them ooo, so no be almajir no go western school
If any lack knowledge let him ask there a school the palace the palace is big
Give them scholarships , Bini kingdom is a litrate one , okay.
All d igbo small small boys in various markets all over Nigeria dey go school ?
According to Okonjo Iweala, Oshomhole has mouth diarrhea.
May God bless him with wisdom and strong health, may his days be longer than his forefathers
Oba to pa eniyan? Ishe
Long life nd promotion to D prince
I wonder if he has a dictionary.
He didn’t know he was speaking to learned people, he thought he was speaking to those his illiterate followers who believe and die for any rubbish he speaks.
Have they found the missing Atobaku?
salute to the new oba of Benin kingdom, may God give him more support to rule the good people of Benin and sustain the legacies of his father, aaamin.
I respect d benin monarchy. I live in benin and i knw dey dnt misbehave nor ‘mis-yarn’ like some other yeye monarchies we hv in Nigeria…
Like your own monarchy???????
Benin kingdom, a land of great cultural heritage. I salute and commensurate with all on the great to loss to the kingdom and the black race at large
Long live my King.
Long live the Oba of Benin Kingdom