Buhari hails Oba of Benin on 70th birthday

Grace Ihesiulo
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Former President Muhammadu Buhari has felicitated with the Oba of Benin, His Highness Omo N’Oba N’Edo Uku Akpolokpolo Ewuare II, on his 70th birthday.

Buhari in a statement issued on Saturday by his spokesperson, Garba Shehu, described the Oba as “a king among kings”.

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The former President said Oba Ewuare II “continues as 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”.

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“He is the ultimate Oba,” the former President noted, urging the media and the recorders of modern history to focus on Oba Ewuare II as a 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,” Buhari added.

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