- Oba of Benin, Ewuare II, has said the state's traditional council would be summoned for a special prayer ahead of the Edo governorship poll
- The monarch said the prayer is important to ensure the election is peaceful
- Oba Ewuare made this known when Governor Obaseki and other PDP chieftains visited him in his palace
As the Edo state governorship election approaches, the Oba of Benin, Ewuare II, has said plans are underway to organise special prayer for a peaceful poll.
The first-class monarch said the Edo state Council of Traditional Rulers would be summoned for the important prayer, The Sun reports.
Legit.ng gathers that the Benin monarch stated this when he played host to the state governor, Godwin Obaseki and some chieftains of his new party, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), in his palace in Benin.
He said God and his ancestors have been answering his prayers whenever he prayed and that the governorship poll will not be an exception.
The monarch also recalled how he prayed against Obaseki's impeachment when the governor asked him to "pray for him to be able to complete his tenure in office".
“I remembered when I visited governor Obaseki in his office, he asked me to pray for him to be able to complete his tenure in office and I did and today, he has not been impeached despite the ups and downs and I thank my God and my ancestors for answering my prayers," the monarch said.
Oba Ewuare II reiterated that the palace is always non-partisan, adding that his concern is to pray for the emergence of a leader who has "the intention of providing good leadership for the people of the state."
In his remarks, Governor Obaseki said he was at the palace to seek the monarch's blessings before he continues with his campaign in the state.
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Meanwhile, Legit.ng earlier reported that prominent Bini chief and businessman, Captain Hosa Okunbo, had debunked claims that he was responsible for the booing incident that took place outside the palace of the Oba of Benin, Ewuare II, on Saturday, July 25.
The incident occurred during the visit of members of the national campaign council of the PDP. \
The PDP entourage, including Governor Obaseki, was reportedly booed while going in and out of the palace by a motley crowd outside the palace.
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