Gov. Adams Oshiomole gets traditional title of Oshiosimua (Divine Redeemer)

Drums were rolled out over the weekend in Edo

state as Royal fathers in the ancient state conferred

a traditional title of Oshiosimua (Divine Redeemer)

on Governor Adams Oshiomhole.

The royal fathers in Edo North, were led by the

Otaru of Auchi, Alhaji Haliru Momoh, Ikelebe III to

confer the title on the Governor in Benin, the state


The Crown Prince and Edaiken of Uselu, Prince

Eheneden Erediauwa, who was the Chairman of the

ceremony which attracted the bigwigs of the State,

including traditional rulers, members of the National

Assembly, state lawmakers, academia and others

said the title showed that "his people in Edo North,

and indeed all of Edo State appreciate him for his

achievements and say they are solidly behind him

to do more for the state."

He said: "We must commend His Excellency,

Adams Oshiomhole for demonstrating that a free

and fair election can hold in Nigeria without an

attendant violence. Oshiomhole has become a

shining touch bearer and flagship of democratic

practice in Nigeria that Nigeria can get to the

promise land of a desired level of democracy.

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