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My Position On Edo Politics By Oba Of Benin by ojikeebere12: 9:02am On Jun 19, 2020
BENIN monarch Omo N’Oba Nedo Uku Akpolokpolo Oba Ewuare II on Thursday stated his position on political developments in Edo State. He is opposed to 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 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 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 warned against dragging the royal father into politics, insisted that the palace is werry of imposition of candidates.

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.

“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.

“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 Oba of Benin also admonished politicians, as they are preparing for their governorship primary elections, to exercise the highest standards of maturity and sportsmanship, stressing that the desire to bring about the best for the people of Edo State should not be compromised or sacrificed on the altar of intolerance, rumour mongering and fake news.

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.”


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Re: My Position On Edo Politics By Oba Of Benin by oz4real83(m): 9:05am On Jun 19, 2020
Is this not coming too late? This should have been said long ago to prevent this present predicament. When two brothers fight to death, a stranger will inherit their properties. Now, Edo state has lost the party chairmanship to non-Edo all because of supremacy fight between two Edo brothers. Everybody knows how tensed Edo state is now due to the fight between these two Edo brothers. When there is a state like this, in an election year, lives will always be lost and properties destroyed.
Re: My Position On Edo Politics By Oba Of Benin by smithsammy(m): 9:06am On Jun 19, 2020
Good, you do not take sides, lest the throne be ridiculed like that of Kano emir. I wish Edo state the best in the coming election.
Re: My Position On Edo Politics By Oba Of Benin by Sammy07: 9:07am On Jun 19, 2020
Well, the Oba of Benin doesn't involve in Politics.
but I'm sure he has someone in mind
Re: My Position On Edo Politics By Oba Of Benin by SirMichael1: 9:11am On Jun 19, 2020
That's my oba supporting Obaseki. It's finished! grin
smithsammy:
Good, you do not take sides, lest the throne be ridiculed like that of Kano emir. I wish Edo state the best in the coming election.
LOL. Even if he takes side, Oba of Benin cannot be dethroned by a mortal, except the gods. The colonial masters tried it and failed. grin

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Re: My Position On Edo Politics By Oba Of Benin by Slawormir: 9:13am On Jun 19, 2020
Damnnnnn niggarrr
Isoright


SirMichael1:
That's my oba supporting Obaseki. It's finished!

Nope! He is not supporting obaseki
Oba of Benin don't do politics
Read carefully. He is not taking side

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Re: My Position On Edo Politics By Oba Of Benin by Esseite: 9:14am On Jun 19, 2020
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.

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.

Seems he is tilting towards Obaseki...

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Re: My Position On Edo Politics By Oba Of Benin by kahal29: 9:19am On Jun 19, 2020
Good

Re: My Position On Edo Politics By Oba Of Benin by fergie001: 9:25am On Jun 19, 2020
shocked
Sammy07:
Well, the Oba of Benin doesn't involve in Politics.

but I'm sure he has someone in mind
I see what you did o
Re: My Position On Edo Politics By Oba Of Benin by BlowYourMind: 9:25am On Jun 19, 2020
Alright
Re: My Position On Edo Politics By Oba Of Benin by vikithor(m): 9:25am On Jun 19, 2020
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Re: My Position On Edo Politics By Oba Of Benin by iokpebholo: 9:31am On Jun 19, 2020
Congrats to Obaseki.In oshiomole should pls go and die

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Re: My Position On Edo Politics By Oba Of Benin by Ayekotoo(m): 9:36am On Jun 19, 2020
Direct election primary is the best democratic process that eliminates sole candidature.
Re: My Position On Edo Politics By Oba Of Benin by SirMichael1: 9:38am On Jun 19, 2020
Slawormir:
Damnnnnn niggarrr
Isoright




Nope! He is not supporting obaseki
Oba of Benin don't do politics
Read carefully. He is not taking side
That's a subtle way of supporting those who don't support godfatherism. Obeseki doesn't want godfatherism, oba of benin doesn't too. A clear case of the enemy of my enemy is my friend!

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Re: My Position On Edo Politics By Oba Of Benin by whizzler: 10:05am On Jun 19, 2020
Esseite:


Seems he is tilting towards Obaseki...

I thought I was the only one who took note. If it was his father the late Oba Erediauwa he would have since settled this matter before it escalated to this level.
Re: My Position On Edo Politics By Oba Of Benin by Sammy07: 10:14am On Jun 19, 2020
fergie001:
shocked I see what you did o
grin
Na so nah
Re: My Position On Edo Politics By Oba Of Benin by Sammy07: 10:15am On Jun 19, 2020
SirMichael1:
That's my oba supporting Obaseki. It's finished! grin LOL. Even if he takes side, Oba of Benin cannot be dethroned by a mortal, except the gods. The colonial masters tried it and failed. grin

The One that was banned to Calabar or so.

is that not "dethroned"

And pls, check the meaning of dethrone before you reply me.

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