The Oba of Benin, His Royal Majesty, Omo N’Oba N’Edo Uku Akpolokpolo, Ewuare II, has commended President Muhammadu Buhari and the National Peace Commission for their role in ensuring the peaceful process of the just concluded governorship election in Edo State.
The Edo state governor, Godwin Obaseki was declared winner by INEC on Sunday 20 September, 2020 at the election that was held on Saturday 19.
Secretary to the Benin Traditional Council, Frank Irabor, in a statement signed, the monarch also congratulated Governor Godwin Obaseki for his re-election for a second tenure.
He urged all the good people of Edo State to support the governor in his developmental strides in order to take Edo State to the next level.
“The Omo N’Oba N’Edo thanks His Excellency, Muhammadu Buhari (GCFR), President and Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces of Nigeria, for ensuring that Edo State election was free, fair and violent free and, also thanks all the candidates of the political parties for adhering to the advice for a violent free election given to them during the peace meeting in the Oba’s Palace on 2nd September, 2020, which has been widely acclaimed to have doused the tension that was building up before the election.
“The National Peace Commission headed by His Excellency, General Abdulsalami Abubakar rtd(GCFR) is appreciated for the signing of the peace accord between the gubernatorial candidates thereafter. Furthermore, Independent National Electoral Commission headed by Professor Mahmood Yakubu, is also commended for a successful and peaceful election in Edo State.
“The Palace of the Oba of Benin is grateful to all the security agencies for a job well done. The Omo N’Oba is grateful to all the security agencies for a job well done. The Omo N’Oba is grateful to the Almighty God for keeping them out of harm’s way.”