Monday, October 10, 2016 9:39 pm
The ongoing coronation rituals and rites by the Crown Prince of Benin Kingdom, HRH Eheneden Erediauwa, was Monday shifted till Tuesday over rehabilitation work on the failed portions of roads around the Benin Palace.
Going by the coronation programme, the Crown Prince was expected to leave the Eko-Ohae for Uzama Palace on Monday, for Uzama Palace where he was to perform some rituals and ceremony, had to shift the movement to Tuesday, to enable maintenance work to be carried out on the roads.
Tradition has it that the Uzama Palace was first built and lived in by Prince Oranmiyan before Oba Ewedo relocated it to its present location.
Already, a makeshift building has been erected at the Uzama Palace ground, while workers were seen maintaining the road leading to the Palace, known as ‘Odeoba’ (Oba’s road).
The Crown Prince is expected to walk through Oba Market Road through Ebo street and Odeoba to Uzama Palace.
Consequently, motorists and pedestrians have been barred from driving or walking on Ebo street, as some Chiefs in red attire were seen on the road preventing people from passing through the road.