The leadership of the Peoples Democratic Party paid a courtesy visit at the revered palace of Oba of Benin Kingdom.
The ROyal father, Oba Ewuare II, on Saturday said he thanked God that Governor Godwin Obaseki has not been impeached despite the turbulence that has characterized the politics of Edo State under his watch.His Majesty disclosed this when Gov. Obaseki, led some Governors, Senators and other top-ranking officials of the People’s Democratic Party, (PDP), on a courtesy call on him in his palace, the Edo State Governor had earlier asked him for prayers so that he will complete his tenure successfully.
“I remembered 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 the Cross Rivers States, the Governors there asked me to intervene in the Edo State political crisis and I said I will not give up and that 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.
Ahead of the September 19 gubernatorial election in Edo state, Oba Ewuare II, said that the State Council of Traditional Rulers and Chiefs will also hold prayer and fasting sessions for a peaceful election in the state.
“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,” he said.
The monarch disclosed that the Palace usually pray for any person with the intention of providing good leadership for the people of the state, create employment, that will put foods on the tables of our dear people and also respect the traditional institution to emerge as the governor.
Earlier, the National Chairman of PDP, Prince Uche Secondus, told the Benin monarch that they were in the palace not just for a visit but to also pay obeisance to him, as traditions demand and to also seek his blessings and permission to go on with their campaign in the state.
Governor Nyeson Wike of Rivers State, lend his voice, by thanking the monarch for being a shining light in the country noting that his prayers have kept the country going.
He respectfully added that after the September 19 governorship election, they will also come to say thank His Royal Majesty.
In his closing remark, the Governor Godwin Obaseki, told the monarch that he took the decision to come to the palace to seek for his blessings before he continues with his campaign in the state.