- The APC has alleged that there is a link between Governor Obaseki and an article insulting the Oba of Benin
- The party claimed the verbal attacks on the monarch began after the September 2 peace meeting in the state
- But a spokesperson for Obaseki has distanced the governor from the reported article
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The All Progressives Congress (APC) has accused the incumbent governor of Edo state, Godwin Obaseki of regularly insulting and verbally attacking the Oba of Benin, Ewuare II.
The Edo APC in a statement accused the governor of sponsoring a social media attack on the palace of the Oba of Benin.
Prince John Mayak, the chairman of the Edo APC media campaign council claimed that the social media attack on the Oba of Benin began after the September 2 peace meeting the monarch organised between politicians in the state, The Nation reported.
The party said the people of Edo state will punishment Obaseki for disrespecting the monarch by voting him out at the September 19 governorship election.
But a spokesperson for Obaseki has distanced the governor from the reported article against the Oba.
The governor’s special adviser on media and communication strategy, Crusoe Osagie insisted that there was no connection between the state government and the disparaging article.
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He said the Edo state governor has a deep respect for the monarch and would not undermine the Oba of Benin.
“The Governor Obaseki-led government holds our royal father (Oba of Benin) in very high esteem and will never be part of any unholy plot to attack or undermine him," Osagie stated.
He said desperate people were trying to link the said article to the Edo state government for political reasons.
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Meanwhile, an ardent supporter of Governor Godwin Obaseki and publisher, Lukman Akemokue, has said the candidate of APC, Osagie Ize-Iyamu and the ex-national chairman of the Adams Oshiomhole will face defeat in the hands of well-meaning Edo people at the poll.
According to Akemolue, Governor Obaseki's victory at the forthcoming Edo governorship election on Saturday, September 19 is sacrosanct.
Akemokue who spoke to journalists in Benin city, the Edo state capital, said Governor Obaseki is not contesting against Osagie Ize-Iyamu, but Oshiomhole.
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