Omo N’Oba Erediauwa, the Oba of Benin has presented Red Egbeigbe, the highest Benin traditional attire to President Goodluck Jonathan.
‘Red Egbeigbe’ is said to be the royal attire mainly worn by only Benin prince and princess on very special occasions.
While presenting the royal gift when the President paid him a courtesy visit in his palace in Benin City ,the monarch disclosed that he often see President Jonathan dressed in dark-coloured attire, hence the need to add the red Egbeigbe to the President’s wardrobe.
The president had earlier told the monarch that he was in Benin to attend the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP South-South sensitization and unity rally. Erediauwa then congratulated the president for getting his party’s endorsement for second term.
In his remarks, President Jonathan thanked the traditional ruler for the gift and promised to return to the palace when the campaign for his re-election starts.
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