The Monarch of Benin, Oba Ewuare II has again reaffirmed his neutrality in partisan politics but his interest was on the candidate that will provide jobs, respect the traditional Institution and ensure peace in the land.
He maintained that the palace “has always remained neutral in the state’s politics but has regards and concerns for the candidate who has respect for the traditional institution, create jobs for the people so that can put foods on their families’ tables and respect the masses.”
Worried by the violence that has visited the campaigns, Omo N’Oba N’Edo promised the visiting Prof. Mahmud Yakubu that he would invite all the governorship candidates in the September 19 governorship election in the state to sign a peace accord.
Oba Ewuare II said this while receiving, Chairman, Independent National Electoral Commission, (INEC), Prof. Mahmud Yakubu and his entourage in the palace where he said the peace pact would enable them to talk to their followers to eschew violence before, during and after the September 19 governorship election.
The Oba said politicians must learn to emulate the immediate past President of Nigeria, Goodluck Jonathan who for the interest of peace and the unity of the country accepted the outcome of the presidential election which eventually saw Muhammadu Buhari as the nation’s president as at today. I am
The monarch further said to douse the political tensions in the nation’s politics, a single term system should be encouraged noting that such will not only cut costs but also reduce the undue tensions that are associated with it.
Earlier, Chairman of INEC, Prof. Yakubu Mahmud said they were at the palace to seek his blessings ahead of the election believing that the palace has a powerful voice that should be listened to and obeyed by the people of the state.