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Jonathan decked out in flashy royal attire

27 September 2014, 15:51

Abuja - The Oba of Benin, Omo N’Oba Erediauwa, on Saturday presented Red Egbeigbe, the highest Benin traditional attire to President Goodluck Jonathan.

Red Egbeigbe is the royal attire wore only by Benin's princes and princesses on special occasions such as weddings.

Erediauwa presented the royal attire to Jonathan when he paid a courtesy visit to the monarch in his palace in Benin City.

Presenting the attire, the traditional ruler said that he often see the president in dark-coloured attire.

Erediauwa congratulated the president for getting his party’s endorsement for second term.

Earlier, the president had told the monarch that he was in Benin to attend the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) South-South sensitisation and unity rally.

President Jonathan who thanked the traditional ruler for the gift, promised to return to the palace when the campaign for his re-election begins.



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