Oba of Benin Speaks on Edo Elections, Says Godfatherism Must End

The Oba of Benin has finally spoken concerning the political warfare ongoing between the leaders of the All Progressive Congress (APC)

In a statement on Thursday, the Oba said that  “godfatherism” and “consensus candidate” must be eradicated from the politics of Edo state because these two “political vices” are antithetical to the fundamental basis of democracy.

The Oba has also debunked rumours that speculated that he was involved in partisan politics. He said, “Rumour mongers are reminded that there is an ancestral curse on anyone who attempts to tarnish the image of the Oba of Benin and the ancient throne of Benin Kingdom, which will normally be for their selfish ends.”

“His Royal Majesty, Omo N‘Oba N’Edo, Uku Akpoiokpolo, the Oba of Benin has said times without number that the Palace of the Oba of Benin does not get involved in partisan politics.”

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