Celebration was at its peak at the Palatial Garden of Eden, residence of Esama of Benin after the early morning dew service held in honour of the Esama at Eighty-three.
Pius Nsogho reports that the Chief celebrant, Esama of Benin and Honorary Romanian Consul to Edo and Delta States, His Excellency, Sir, Chief, Doctor Gabriel Osawaru Igbinedion also cut his eighty-third birthday cake to the delight of a large crowd of well-wishers and admirers.
The Esama of Benin and Honorary Romanian Consul to Edo and Delta States, His Excellency Sir, Chief Doctor Gabriel Osawaru Igbinedion cutting his 83rd birthday cake, thanked by his wife Lady Cherry Igbinedion eldest son and former two time governor of Edo state Chief Lucky Igbinedion and some dignitaries, while the Archi Bishop of Ghana Orthodox Anglican communion supervised the cutting of the cake.
Large crowd of people filled every available space for the colourful several groups took advantage of the day to felicitate with the Esama of Benin as they kept trouping in to present their gifts, notable among them were Hong Yan Iveco Asia Africa International which has heavy trucks Assembly plant in Lagos, Council of Knights of Anglican communion and a representative of commanding officer SPU base 5 Benin, CSP Samuel Debekeme.
There was lavish entertainment for guests at every strategies location in the house of Igbinedion.
Some guests who include former Senate President and Secretary to government of the federation, Anyin Pius Anyin, Botswana Acting High Commissioner Mpiyo Mogobe, representative of King of Kumasi Ghana, Ofumfno Osei In tu II, Justice of the court of Appeal Ghana and Zambian High Commissions Solomon Jeoe describe the Esama of Benin as a unifying factor in Africa.
The Chief celebrant, Esama of Benin Sir Chief Doctor Gabriel Osawaru Igbinedion expressed satisfactions with the unique event.
The mouthwatering reception for guests was the climax of the 83rd birthday ceremony of the Esama of Benin and Honorary Romanian Consul to Edo and Delta states, His Excellency Sir, Chief Doctor Gabriel Osawaru Igbinedion.