As can be seen in pictures below,the coronation ceremony was graced by dignitaries including Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, royal fathers, members of the diplomatic corps and others.Prince Erediauwa was crowned at about 2 am by the Usama N’ Ihiron also known as the Edion led by Chief Oliha.
The new name of the Oba will be unveiled to the public at Urhokpota hall. Security has been beefed up as activities heightened for the coronation of the new Oba of Benin. The Edo state government declared Thursday as public holiday for the coronation. Markets and shop
have been closed today as directed by the government to mark the grand finale of coronation rituals. The ancient Kingdom, which used to be called Igodomigodo, will have a new King after the death of Oba Erediauwa, the 38th King, in April.