Oba of Benin to summon traditional rulers over Edo election

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The Oba of Benin, Oba Ewuare II has said plans were on top gear to summon the Edo Council of Traditional Rulers and Chiefs to pray for a peaceful election in the state.

Oba Ewuare II made the disclosure while receiving the PDP delegation in his palace.

The Oba said God and his ancestors have been answering his prayers whenever he prayed, adding that the forthcoming governorship election would not be an exception.

“I remember when I visited Governor Obaseki in his office, he asked me to pray for him to be able to complete his tenure in office and I did.

“And today he has not been impeached despite the ups and downs, and I thank my God and my ancestors for answering my prayers.

“When I also visited Rivers and Cross River states, the governors there asked me to intervene in the Edo political crisis and I said I would not give up.

“And we have been praying, and I thank God and our ancestors that we had the primary elections in the state and there was no bloodshed and it was so peaceful.

“And now as we are about going to the governorship election proper, I am going to summon Edo State Council of Traditional Rulers and Chiefs to pray for a peaceful election in the state.

“We all know that there is nothing prayers cannot do. It is prayers that have been keeping the country going.”