The Oba of Benin, Omo N’Oba N’Edo Uku Akpolokpolo, Ewuare II has received a governorship aspirant on the platform of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Hon
Ehiozuwa Agbonayinma, and lauded him for his resilience and quest to govern the state, and prayed for him not to encounter regrets.
The monarch spoke when the aspirant visited his palace to formally inform the traditional ruler about his ambition to contest the forthcoming governorship poll.
Omo N’Oba said: “A lot of persons from various political parties are contesting for this position. We have prayed for you that as you have respected your elders, you will reap the reward.
“This journey that you are about to begin, it shall be peaceful for you all.
“You will not encounter regret.”
Earlier, Agbonayinma informed Oba Ewuare II, that his decision to contest the governorship election is to rescue the state from underdevelopment.
While speaking to journalists, the former lawmaker who represented Ikpoba-Okha and Egor federal constituency in the House of Representatives said his visit to the palace was the first thing to do.
“This is one of the things that as a Benin son or daughter, you must recognize your culture and that means our Oba, our monarch which is something we treasure, respect and appreciate so before I embark on anything whatsoever, this is the first call, to come and tell the Oba my mission, my vision for Edo State, why I have decided to throw in my weight to aspire to contest for the office of the governor of Edo State and I think he deserves to know where I stand and I’m here to let him know, as our father of all.
“Every politics is local so I am here to tell my people because it is my people that will decide who becomes their governor. I know that they believe in me, they trust me, I am tested and trusted and I would never disappoint them because I have been there before”, EJ said.
“Everybody has the right to aspire but it is about Edo because Edo is one.
“But Edo South is the majority and the majority will always have their way.
“What is important he said, is about Edo and not about where the candidate is from, not about any senatorial district.” The Governorship hopeful said in apparent reference to the demand for power by a particular senatorial district.