Oba Of Benin Reveals Position On Edo Political Saga

0
170
48

Omo N’Oba Nedo Uku Akpolokpolo Oba Ewuare II of Benin Kigdom on Thursday stated his position on political drama in Edo State. The Oba detest imposition and god-fatherism, the statement from Benin Palace read.

Secretary to the Benin Traditional Council,Frank Irabor, said there was no truth in social media speculations that the royal father had prevailed on some governorship aspirants to step down for one of the aspirants in the upcoming shadow poll of a certain political party.

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 warned against dragging the royal father into politics, insisted that the palace is werry of imposition of candidates.

READ:  Imasuagbon Steps Down For Obaseki

It reads: “HRM has said times without number that the palace of the Oba of Benin does not get involved in partisan politics…

“The Omo N’¹Oba strongly advises that in order to eschew recurrent socio-political conflict that seems to constantly ravish the state, making Edo people a laughing stock to the rest of the country on how politicians manage the affairs of Edo people, our Edo political actors must eradicate the twin evil of political vices of godfatherism and consensus candidacy. The two practices seem antithetical to the very fundamental basis of democracy.

It reads: “HRM has said times without number that the palace of the Oba of Benin does not get involved in partisan politics…

READ:  APC Crisis: Ajimobi Affirmed as acting chairman

“The Omo N’¹Oba strongly advises that in order to eschew recurrent socio-political conflict that seems to constantly ravish the state, making Edo people a laughing stock to the rest of the country on how politicians manage the affairs of Edo people, our Edo political actors must eradicate the twin evil of political vices of godfatherism and consensus candidacy. The two practices seem antithetical to the very fundamental basis of democracy.

“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.

READ:  NDDC SAGA:Senate Panel Recommends Dissolution Of IMC

“We believe all qualified aspirants in any elective office should be given a level-playing field, for democracy to develop to the next level in Nigeria. Political actors should mature up and learn not to wash their dirty linen in public.”

The monarch reminded rumour mongers that there is an ancestral curse on anyone who attempt to tarnish the image of the Oba of Benin and the ancient throne of Benin Kingdom, which would normally be for their selfish ends.”

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).

LEAVE A REPLY

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here