Former President, Muhammadu Buhari has hailed the Oba of Benin, His Royal Majesty, Omo N’Oba N’Edo Uku Akpolokpolo Ewuare II on the occasion of the monarch’s 70th birthday and his seventh year on the throne.
Buhari, in a statement by spokesman Garba Shehu, described the Oba as “a king among kings”
According to the statement, the former president said Oba Ewuare II “continues to be a source of inspiration to the country for his remarkable tenacity in the preservation of the cherished cultural values and traditions of the Benin Kingdom. He is the ultimate Oba.”
Buhari urged the media and the recorders of modern history to focus on Oba Ewuare II, serving as “champion of good conduct and guardian of the cherished values and traditions of his people. Long Live the Oba, Long Live The Federal Republic of Nigeria.”