Wednesday, 8 January 2020

Oba of Benin to visit Obong of Calabar this week

L-R: Obong of Calabar Edidem Ekpo Okon Abasi Otu V and Oba of Benin Ewuare II
8 January 2020

The Oba of Benin will be visiting the Obong of Calabar this week NEGROIDHAVEN has confirmed. The essence of the visit is part of the Oba's appreciation tour and the show of senergy between the two cultures. 

According to reliable sources, His Royal Majesty, Omo N'Oba N'Edo, Uku Akpolokpolo, Ewuare II, Oba of Benin will pay a visit to His Eminence, Edidem Ekpo Okon Abasi Otu V, Natural Ruler, Treaty King of the Efik and the Obong of Calabar, on Friday 11th January. 

According to a letter titled Thank You Tour, and dated 30th December 2019 with reference number BTC.A268/VOL.OX.253, the advance team of the Oba will arrive on Wednesday 8th January, the Oba of Benin on 10th January and depart Monday 13th January after meeting with His Excellency the Executive Governor of Cross River where he will meet with Obong of Calabar, and Edo sons and daughters. 

According to Etubom Eyo Effiom Henshaw the Assistant Secretary of the Etubom Council of the Obong of Calabar 'the purpose of the visit is a thank you visit. Thank you visit because we have had a relationship that dates back to three hundred (300) years.
Ewuare II 

Abasi Otu V 

'When the Ewuare II was corronoted the Oba of Benin in 2016 the Obong of Calabar was present. I was also there to witness the corronotion. He had done this to the president, done a similar thing to the Sultan of Sokoto. So, he's now coming to South South. Then they will use the opportunity to fine tune their royalties.'

The Oba of Benin will use the opportunity to meet with Sons and daughters of Edo State before leaving on Monday. The full itinerary of this visit will be published subsequently. 

The Obong of Calabar and Oba of Benin are designated first class chiefs being Natural Rulers and Treaty Kings which are not a creation of politics. 

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