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Oba of Benin Warns Oshiomhole, Obaseki, Ize Iyamu and Philip against Violence in Edo

One of the most respected traditional rural in Africa, Oba of Benin has issued a strong warning to Gubernatorial candidates of the forthcoming governorship election in the state of Edo, scheduled to hold on September 19.

The Oba of Benin, HRH Oba Ewuare II, on Wednesday hosted Oshiomhole, former Governor of Edo state, the executive Governor of Edo state, Godwin Obaseki, Deputy Governor, Philip Shaibu and Pastor Ize Iyamu, APC Governorship Candidate.

Lately, Torixus reported of various attacks been issued to members and leaders of Peoples Democratic party, PDP and All Progressive Congress, APC in Edo state by hired thugs.

The two Major political parties are pointing finger on each other, aiming to use the influence of Armed men to manipulate and deform the election.

After two many dramas, HRH called on the well notified personalities in the Two Parties to stem the violence being recorded prior to the governorship election in the state.

The meeting was held in the Palace of the Oba of Benin on Wednesday, September 3.

The election is about two weeks away but the political temperature in the state is heating up, with the players engaging in verbal attacks.

Reacting to the heating up of Political temperature in Edo, he Warned the politician to desist from issuing attacks on one another for the sake of life. He told them to assure him of a free violent election because “Enough is Enough”.

While describing the Integrity of the Benin Kingdom, he said, “Edo state is an ancient state. Edo state goes all the way pass Onitsha. If you want to talk about the kingdom and the empire, Edo state is the current seat of a major empire in Africa. And you all know that, and you all are part of it, why shooting at each other, why are you not proud of it. You are part of it and you should be proud of it.

“You should show you are very mature but the utterances they I hear, the statement that I hear, the activities are immature.

“Don’t kill yourselves because of office. Office Will be there, even if you don’t win, there are other things God has propose for you, May be even greater things. Most it be Edo or die affair ?. ” he Concluded.

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