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'Godfatherism Must End’ — Ewuare, Oba Of Benin Speaks On Edo Election by oshozondii: 9:15am On Jun 19, 2020
Omo N’Oba N’Edo Uku Akpolokpolo, oba Ewuare II, oba of Benin, says “godfatherism” and “consensus candidate” must be eradicated from the politics of Edo state.

In a statement on Thursday, the oba said these two “political vices” are antithetical to the fundamental basis of democracy.

Osagie Ize-Iyamu, a governorship aspirant in Edo, is backed by Adams Oshiomhole, suspended national chairman of All Progressives Congress (APC).

TheCable reported how the coast is now clear for Ize-Iyamu after two aspirants dropped out of the race for the party’s ticket and endorsed him.

The traditional ruler denied reports suggesting that his palace prevailed on some aspirants to step down “for a particular candidate in the upcoming primaries of a certain political party”.

“The palace totally denounces this evil speculation and condemns those that originated it,” the statement read.

“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. The three prayer points of the Oba of Benin in the democratic process have always been as follows; that God and our ancestors should give us a governor that will accord respect to traditional institutions, develop this state and provide food on the table for the masses.

“The Omo N’Oba 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 in how politicians manage the affairs of Edo people, our Edo political actors must eradicate the twin evil political vices of Godfatherism and CONSENSUS CANDIDATE.

“These two practices seem antithetical to the very fundamental basis of democracy. In other words this business of coercing aspirants to step down for another candidate for whatsoever reason is undemocratic It will not augur well for the development of democratic process in Nigeria.”

The oba said the palace is “very weary” of the imposition of candidates whom only certain individuals want, not the majority.

“Ghana Must Go politics should end in the State. Politicians should stop cashing in on the poor masses and exploiting them for their votes,” he said.

“As the various political parties go about the process of selecting their candidates through their respective party primaries, we urge all to exercise the highest standards of maturity and sportsmanship, as the desire to bring about the best for the people of Edo State cannot be compromised nor sacrificed on the altar of intolerance, rumour mongering and fake news.

“Rumour mongers are reminded that there is an ancestral curse on anyone who attempts to tarnish the image ol the Oba of Benin and the ancient throne of Benin Kingdom, which will normally be for their selfish ends.”

https://www.thecable.ng/godfatherism-must-be-end-oba-of-benin-speaks-on-edo-election/amp?__twitter_impression=true

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Re: 'Godfatherism Must End’ — Ewuare, Oba Of Benin Speaks On Edo Election by BlowYourMind: 9:25am On Jun 19, 2020
alright
Re: 'Godfatherism Must End’ — Ewuare, Oba Of Benin Speaks On Edo Election by Ayekotoo(m): 9:32am On Jun 19, 2020
Direct primary is the best form of democratic process. It eradicates consensus candidature.

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Re: 'Godfatherism Must End’ — Ewuare, Oba Of Benin Speaks On Edo Election by Slawormir: 9:34am On Jun 19, 2020
Damnnnnn niggarrr
Isoright
Respect to the oba
As usual he is not taking side
whizzler:

Read between the lines and u will see the side he is. Even his father took side with APC.
That obas don't take sides is a fable!!!

Ogbeni! I don wear my intellectual cap abi na thinking cap while reading between lines already. Infact i dey even drag my weed as I dey read am
He is not taking sides

Na the way when igbinedion and pdp take treat Edo that year na im make you dey feel say he Papa join APC
No! He nor join APC. Every body including the oba vex the way when igbinedion and pdp take run Edo state
I repeat Oba of Benin nor dey involve for politics
That is why the oba is the most respected and feared traditional ruler in Nigeria.
You can see from the article he is advocating for direct primary and elimination of Godfatherism. Which means he doesn't give a fuckkk about obaseki, ize iyamu and oshiomhole

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Re: 'Godfatherism Must End’ — Ewuare, Oba Of Benin Speaks On Edo Election by saintjimos(m): 9:37am On Jun 19, 2020
LET THERE BE LIGHT

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Re: 'Godfatherism Must End’ — Ewuare, Oba Of Benin Speaks On Edo Election by whizzler: 9:57am On Jun 19, 2020
Slawormir:
Damnnnnn niggarrr
Isoright
Respect to the oba
As usual he is not taking side

Read between the lines and u will see the side he is. Even his father took side with APC.
That obas don't take sides is a fable!!!

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Re: 'Godfatherism Must End’ — Ewuare, Oba Of Benin Speaks On Edo Election by Trumpcard05: 10:00am On Jun 19, 2020
Profound message from our most respected Royal Father.

This one should be loud and clear to all those spreading false rumors and crediting it to the palace. This is a most democratic message that aligns very well with what ideal democracy should be.

Oba gha tor kpere.......Iseeeeeeeee

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Re: 'Godfatherism Must End’ — Ewuare, Oba Of Benin Speaks On Edo Election by zoedew: 10:08am On Jun 19, 2020
With this coming from
The Palace Oshiomhole/Iyamu ticket just hit stormy waters.

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Re: 'Godfatherism Must End’ — Ewuare, Oba Of Benin Speaks On Edo Election by fidelmarshal199: 10:08am On Jun 19, 2020
Godfathers can never be eradicated from Nigeria politics, The only prayer we should pray is to have a good one. If one godfather is dethroned, another will be pronounced

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Re: 'Godfatherism Must End’ — Ewuare, Oba Of Benin Speaks On Edo Election by DenreleDave(m): 10:08am On Jun 19, 2020
Oba wey no get class..

It seems Oba Edo wants the same treatment like Sanusi... I thought people said he doesn't interfere with political issue...

Make he no go pass him boundary, that Frog called oshomole no get fear ooo. gringringrin

Osho baba go treat him fvck up oooo.

Slawormir, u better warn ur oba

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Re: 'Godfatherism Must End’ — Ewuare, Oba Of Benin Speaks On Edo Election by Nobody: 10:08am On Jun 19, 2020
- Godfatherism - APC (Oshomole saga)
- Consensus candidate - APC (no primaries, yet all candidates but Ize- iyamu has stepped down)..

Seems the OBA is indirectly making his point..

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Re: 'Godfatherism Must End’ — Ewuare, Oba Of Benin Speaks On Edo Election by masterflowx(m): 10:09am On Jun 19, 2020
, Oba of Benin kingdom has spoken. If you like go and huge transformer.

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Re: 'Godfatherism Must End’ — Ewuare, Oba Of Benin Speaks On Edo Election by MadeInTokyo: 10:09am On Jun 19, 2020
Hg
Re: 'Godfatherism Must End’ — Ewuare, Oba Of Benin Speaks On Edo Election by johnmartus(m): 10:09am On Jun 19, 2020
Oba should not get himself involve this dirty thing. My best advise for him. Although their the same .
Re: 'Godfatherism Must End’ — Ewuare, Oba Of Benin Speaks On Edo Election by DennisEche(m): 10:09am On Jun 19, 2020
Oba gha tor kpere.......Iseeeeeeeee, the other oba from the other side planned to throw those who criticized godfathering into the lagoon. Those our brothers too like slavery.
The most annoying thing is they now wants others to be in slavery like them

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Re: 'Godfatherism Must End’ — Ewuare, Oba Of Benin Speaks On Edo Election by landforeast(m): 10:09am On Jun 19, 2020
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Re: 'Godfatherism Must End’ — Ewuare, Oba Of Benin Speaks On Edo Election by Imefawulo(m): 10:09am On Jun 19, 2020
funny
Re: 'Godfatherism Must End’ — Ewuare, Oba Of Benin Speaks On Edo Election by ugochukwufrenzy: 10:09am On Jun 19, 2020
story...he should direct that one to oshiomohole ,,the greedy wannabe godfather and the drug baron in bourdillion....also to abia state where TA orji has held abia by the balls,,Godfatherism is the bane of any political society .

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Re: 'Godfatherism Must End’ — Ewuare, Oba Of Benin Speaks On Edo Election by omorttee4u(m): 10:09am On Jun 19, 2020
Hehehe somebody should warn this Oba to distance himself from open politics.

He should learn from other Oba, that got dethrown overnight.

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Re: 'Godfatherism Must End’ — Ewuare, Oba Of Benin Speaks On Edo Election by AroleOduduwa2: 10:09am On Jun 19, 2020
I agree with the OBA, Oshiomole wants to turn Edo to Lagos

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Re: 'Godfatherism Must End’ — Ewuare, Oba Of Benin Speaks On Edo Election by DontBullshitMe: 10:10am On Jun 19, 2020
Shouldn't he be apolitical??
Re: 'Godfatherism Must End’ — Ewuare, Oba Of Benin Speaks On Edo Election by toxxnoni(m): 10:10am On Jun 19, 2020
True
Re: 'Godfatherism Must End’ — Ewuare, Oba Of Benin Speaks On Edo Election by DelTel(m): 10:10am On Jun 19, 2020
Wise counsel from the revered Oba.

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Re: 'Godfatherism Must End’ — Ewuare, Oba Of Benin Speaks On Edo Election by Openbusiness: 10:10am On Jun 19, 2020
Kikikikikikiki, the number 1 godfather in Edo is saying godfatherism must end grin. Just like Borrowhari said he will end Boko Haram grin. Can anyone, anyone at all become Governor in Edo, without going through "consultation" or "blessing" with the Oba? Let's call a spade a spade. Kings are the number one godfathers in this country. If godfatherism must end, then the royal system must also end.

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Re: 'Godfatherism Must End’ — Ewuare, Oba Of Benin Speaks On Edo Election by gift2xl: 10:10am On Jun 19, 2020
I pray if his not the same kind.

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Re: 'Godfatherism Must End’ — Ewuare, Oba Of Benin Speaks On Edo Election by Factfinder1(m): 10:10am On Jun 19, 2020
Who else noticed how Dino melaye has been quiet and out of our political spheres he didn't say or post anything about the rifts between obaseki and oshomole or the crisis in APC and aso rock... Dino melaye is a friend of Hushpuppi,they do deals together and he has been scared of his name not been mentioned or dented he has been looking for ways to run out of Nigeria to go settle where it will be hard to track him down. As times goes by we will see and hear what's Truely happening

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Re: 'Godfatherism Must End’ — Ewuare, Oba Of Benin Speaks On Edo Election by wethebest(m): 10:10am On Jun 19, 2020
Great oba

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