The Ogieneni of Uzairue, His Royal Highness, Alhaji Imonikhe Kadiri Omogbai IV, has bestowed Edo state governor, Mr Godwin Obaseki with the Onoshiorena of Uzairue (The One God has Crowned) chieftaincy title. The monarch said the recognition is due to the role of God in the affairs of the governor.
Also installed was the deputy governor, Comrade Philip Shaibu, who is now the Oshiozekhai (It is God that chooses) of Uzairue Clan in Etsako West local government area of Edo state.
The clan consists of over twenty villages including Iyamho – the home of Comrade Adams Oshiomhole, ex-national chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC) and political rival of the governor.
The event took place on Thursday, August 13, during the governor’s visit to the traditional ruler at his palace, as part of the campaign rally of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Edo north senatorial district.