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Edo Election: Oba of Benin calls for violence-free poll

14:33 Sep 1 2020 Benin City, Nigeria

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The Oba of Benin, Ewuare 11, on August 28, 2020 has called on Edo people to shun all violent activities in the state so as to ensure free, fair and credible governorship election that is scheduled to take place in the state on the 19th of September 2020.

The Oba of Benin made the call when the Independent National Electoral Commission paid him a courtesy visit in his palace in Benin City, the Edo State Capital, South-South, Nigeria.

According to the Oba, Ewuare 11, ‘’Edo people should shun violence during the forthcoming governorship election in the state. I appeal to Edo youths not to sacrifice their lives for anybody. It is not worth it”.

He also promised INEC and Nigeria at large that the forthcoming governorship election in the state will be peaceful, ‘’the work of INEC is a difficult task, but God will help you so that at the end of the day the election will be peaceful’’.

He went further to appeal to political actors in Edo State that election is not a do or die affair, ”I appeal to political actors because of the sacred nature of the ground, the law of karma will catch anybody that is guilty’’.

The Oba of Benin also urged all Edo people to support INEC to do their work successfully in the state.
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