3rd June, 2016
The Senate on Friday commiserated with crown prince and Edaiken N’Uselu, Eheneden on the demise of his father, Oba Erediauwa of Benin.
Deputy President of the Senate, Ike Ekweremadu, who represented Senate President, Dr. Bukola Saraki, led the delegation of senators to the Palace of the Oba.
Among those in the delegation were Francis Alimikhena (Edo North), Clifford Ordia (Edo Central), Matthew Urhoghide (Edo South) and Gbenga Asafa (Lagos East).
Others were Jeremiah Useni (Plateau South), Peter Nwaoboshi (Delta North), Magnus Abbe (Rivers Central) and Foster Ogala (Bayelsa West).
While presenting the heir apparent with a letter of condolence, the Senate President expressed confidence in the ability of the crown prince to build on the legacies of his father.
Saraki described the demise of Erediauwa as shocking to the people of Edo to whom he had been instrumental in facilitating socio-cultural and economic development and Nigerians in general.
“We are particularly worried that he is no more with us at this time when there are a lot of challenges affecting the nation.
“We know the role he played and we believe that if he were with us today, he would have helped to resolve the national question that is confronting us today”, he said.
Eheneden the crown prince commended the Senators for showing support to the palace.