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Don’t Drag Benin Palace Into Politics – Oba Warns Chiefs

Prince Eheneden Erediauwa
Posted: Sep 26, 2016 at 8:08 pm   /   by   /   comments (2)

Francis Onoiribholo

Benin – The Benin Traditional Council (BTC) has warned palace chiefs against dragging the name of the Oba of Benin into politics.

The council condemned the attitude of some chiefs who went to the villages campaigning for one of the governorship candidates, claiming that it was an instruction from the palace of the Oba.

The BTC also warned that no Enogie in the Kingdom should be referred as a monarch but His Royal Highness, asserting that the title of His Royal Majesty is only for the Oba of Benin.

A statement signed by Frank Irabor, the Secretary of the BTC, stated, “We will like to state emphatically what has been repeatedly stated by His Royal Highness, Crown Prince (Amb) Ehenede Erediauwa, Edaiken N’Uselu, that the Benin monarch is non-partisan.

“The prayer Omo N’Oba Erediauwa left for us as a legacy regarding gubernatorial elections is that we should always pray to God and our ancestors to give us a governor that will develop the state, provide food for the people and accord respect to traditional rulers.

“Benin Chiefs have different political affiliations. Statements emanating from them are therefore not necessarily on behalf of palace of the Oba of Benin. It has been brought to the attention of BTC that rumour mills have it that chiefs are going round villages to campaign for a particular candidate.

“For the purpose of clarification, this would be tantamount to contradiction of the non-partisan policy of the Benin Royal Crown as already stated.”

The Benin Traditional Council therefore informed the public to discountenance such a rumour because the palace has not and will not contradict itself in the matter of partisan politics.

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