Former Nigeria Presidents, Goodluck Jonathan and Olusegun Obasanjo met at the 85th birthday thanksgiving service of the Esama of Benin, Chief Gabriel Igbinedion, on Sunday in Benin City, the capital of Edo State.
Naija News reports that the event, which took place at Saint Gabriel, the ArchAngel Catholic Church, was also attended by traditional rulers, politicians, clergies, parishioners, friends and well-wishers of the patriarch.
The Benin monarch, Oba Ewuare, II was represented at the event by the Obasogie of Benin, Chief Eduwu Ekhator and the Aiwerioghene of Benin Chief H. Bazuaye while the Iyase (Prime Minister) of Benin Kingdom, Chief Sam Igbe was also present.
The Alaafin of Oyo, Oba Lamidi Adeyemi III also attended the event while the Ooni of Ife, Oba Adeyeye Ogunwusi sent goodwill messages.
Former Senate Deputy President, Ibrahim Mantu, former Senate Whip, Sen. Rowland Owie, former ministers of Industry, Mrs Nike Akande, and Science and Technology, Prof. Emmanuel Emovon were also in attendance.
Others were Sen. Matthew Urhoghide, representing Edo South senatorial district, Prince Sunny Omatseye and retired Deputy Inspector-General of Police, Mr Parry Osayande.