EDO 2020: OBA OF BENIN BROKERS OBASEKI, IZE-IYAMU PEACE DEAL

Written by on September 3, 2020

IT WAS A HISTORIC MOMENT, ON THURSDAY, AS THE OBA OF BENIN, OMO N’OBA N’EDO UKU AKPOLOKPOLO, OBA EWUARE II, MET WITH POLITICAL PARTIES AND LEADERS, WHERE HE SUED FOR PEACE AND URGED THEM TO EMULATE THE ACTION OF FORMER PRESIDENT, DR. GOODLUCK JONATHAN IN 2015 WHEN HE LOST TO PRESIDENT MUHAMMADU BUHARI.

FIRST TO MEET WITH THE MONARCH WERE THE TWO GLADIATORS: PEOPLES DEMOCRATIC PARTY, PDP, AND ALL PROGRESSIVES CONGRESS, APC, WHO OBA EWUARE II SAID THEY WERE HEATING UP THE POLITY.

THE MONARCH EXTRACTED COMMITMENT TO PEACE FROM THE LEADERS, INCLUDING GOVERNOR GODWIN OBASEKI, HIS DEPUTY COMRADE PHILIP SHAIBU, THE CANDIDATE OF THE APC, PASTOR OSAGIE IZE-IYAMU, OSHIOMHOLE AND THE SOUTH-SOUTH VICE CHAIRMAN OF PDP, CHIEF DAN ORBIH.

ON HIS PART, FORMER NATIONAL CHAIRMAN OF THE APC, CHIEF JOHN ODIGIE-OYEGUN LAUDED THE INITIATIVE OF THE OBA.

WHILE NOTING THAT ELECTIONS WERE NOT A DO-OR-DIE AFFAIR, HE SAID THE POLITICIANS MUST NOTE THAT THEY HAVE ONLY EDO STATE TO CALL THEIR OWN AND, THUS, MUST DO EVERYTHING TO PROTECT IT FROM DISINTEGRATION.


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