- A former chairman of the APC, Adams Oshiomhole has alleged that the Edo state governor, Godwin Obaseki disrespected the Oba of Benin
- Oshiomhole faulted the governor over the alleged incident
- The politician said Obaseki has disrespected the Edo tradition by his conduct
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A former chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Adams Oshiomhole has alleged that the Edo state governor, Godwin Obaseki disrespected the Oba of Benin by wearing a cap when he visited the monarch.
According to the Nation newspaper, Oshiomhole made the allegation during a talk-show on Arise TV.
Obaseki recently paid a visited the Oba’s palace in the company of some leaders of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) as part of his campaign for a second term.
But Oshiomhole faulted the governor for allegedly standing before Oba Ewuare with a cap on. He said Obaseki’s action was a demonstration of disrespect not only for the esteemed Benin palace, but also the Edo tradition.
“You call yourself a Bini man, yet you came to Bini palace wearing a cap in company of PDP governors,” Oshiomhole said.
Meanwhile, ahead of the governorship election in Edo state, Governor Godwin Obaseki has threatened to unleash violence in full force should the APC resort to violence.
The governor made this vow while addressing pressmen as the gubernatorial election in the south-south state draws closer.
Edo election has been scheduled for September with both APC and Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) highlighting the guber race in a fierce feud that has put both parties at public loggerheads.
Speaking about possible machinations of violence, Governor Obaseki said he will not hesitate to deploy violence because "there is no monopoly of it."
"Nobody has a monopoly of violence, if they want violence we will show them violence. If I see anybody smashing any car because my stickers or poster is there, let me know," he reportedly said.
In other news, a report claims President Muhammadu Buhari has invited Osagie Ize-Iyamu, the APC governorship candidate to the presidential villa for a discussion ahead of the flag-off of the party’s governorship campaign in Benin City, the Edo state capital
According to This Day newspaper, Ize-Iyamu has already arrived in Abuja for the meeting with the president.
He was also reported to have held discussions with the national campaign council for the Edo state governorship election in Abuja on Monday night, August 3.
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