Edo 2020: ‘Avoid Turning Our State To War Zone’ Benin King Warns
Benin monarch, Omo N’ Oba Ewuare II has issued a stern warning to politicians against turning the State into a war zone in a bid to realise their gubernatorial ambition.
This was contained in a statement issued by the Secretary to Benin Traditional Council, Mr Frank Irabor on Wednesday.
Recall that violence broke out among supporters of PDP and APC during the visit of Governor Godwin Obaseki who led other PDP Governors and the national leaders of the party to pay homage to the Benin monarch before the flag-off of governorship campaign and scores of were left injured.
The King who condemned the unruly behaviour of some youths outside the gate of the palace said that the Benin Traditional Council uses this medium to advise all political party members not to turn Edo State into a war zone because of their gubernatorial ambition.
Oba Ewuare II again maintained that the Benin throne was not partisan, said that he remains committed to peace, and tranquillity in the State ahead of the forthcoming Governorship election.
The palace enjoined all well-meaning indigenes of Edo State to join the monarch in continuous prayer for peace and tranquillity in the State.