Edo State Government has withdrawn a letter earlier issued on the appointment of his Royal Highness Edaiken n’Uselu, crown prince Eheneden Erediauwa as the Oba of Benin.”, saying it was issued in error.
 
Secretary to State Government, Prof Julius Ihonvbere, , said government is withdrawing the statement “in deference to the revered age-long tradition and respect for the sensibilities of the people of the great Benin Kingdom. Because the rites of passage of his Royal Majesty, Omo n’oba n’edo Uku Akpolokpolo, Oba of Benin are still on.