Edo Guber: My stance by Oba Benin

BENIN traditional Ruler ,Omo N’Oba Nedo Uku Akpolokpolo Oba Ewuare II on Thursday shared his thoughts on the political developments in Edo State. He disagrees with imposition (consensus candidate) and god-fatherism, a statement from Benin Palace said.

The statement, signed by Frank Irabor, Secretary to the Benin Traditional Council, said its all rumours been carried on social media, that the royal father had never asked any aspirants to step down for another in the upcoming shadow poll of a certain political party.

The rescheduled primary of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) will hold on June 23, a day after that of the All Progressives Congress (APC).

The statement said the monarch’s prayer had always been that “God and our ancestors should give us a governor that will accord respect to traditional institution, develop this state and, provide food on the table for the masses.”

The statement also warned against dragging the royal father into politics.

It reads: “His Royal Majesty has said times without number that the palace of the Oba of Benin does not get involved in partisan politics”.

“Let everybody take note that the palace is very weary of imposition of candidates, when only certain individuals want, but majority of the people do not want. ‘Ghana must go’ politics should end in the state. Politicians should stop cashing in on the poor masses and exploiting them for their votes.

The Oba of Benin also advised politicians to show the highest level of sportsmanship and maturity as they prepare for the primary election.

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