During the trip to Ife, Obiano said, “Your Majesty, I was in America, when you got married last week. As a kid and longtime friend of yours, I consider it necessary to come and congratulate you and your beautiful Yeyeluwa, since you’ve always shown love to me, to my wife, to our government, to the people of Anambra state and Igboland generally. My wife and I are so proud to be associated with you as the king of this town Ile-Ife which is the spiritual home of the Yorubas. Kabiyesi, I pray for your long life with this sacred throne of Oduduwa, I wish you and your wife, Yeyeluwa, great health and God Almighty will bless your marriage with great kids ”.
We have come a long way together, you are my longtime friend. Even when, we had nothing and when we didn’t understand God had prepared exalted positions for us in this country. You also have made me proud of you as among the best governors this country has ever produced. ”