Adibe Emenyonuin Benin City
The journey to ascend the Benin throne which began last Saturday, has taken the Crown Prince of Benin Kingdom, Prince Eheneden Erediauwa, to Uzama Palace tuesday.
He was expected to leave the Eko-Ohae for Uzama Palace monday, but extended the journey to today because of the state of the road.
The coronation rituals and ceremony will take place at the Uzama Palace which was first built and lived in by Prince Oranmiyan before Oba Ewedo moved the Oba Palace to its present location.
A makeshift building has been erected at the Uzama Palace ground located along Siluko Road, and workers were seen maintaining the road leading to the Uzama Palace.
The ancient road known as ‘Odeoba’ (Oba’s road) which the Crown Prince will walk through was being repaired as at press time.
Prince Erediauwa is expected to walk through Oba Market road through Ebo Street and Odeoba to Uzama Palace.
Against this backdrop therefore, motorists and pedestrians have been barred from driving or walking on Ebo Street, just as the chiefs in red attires were seen on the road preventing people from passing through the road.