I Have No Presidential Candidate..Oba Of Benin

The Benin Palace, on Friday, declared that the Benin monarch, Oba Erediauwa, has not mandated any of his chiefs to speak on his behalf in his choice of a presidential candidate in the March 28 election, saying that the Oba does not have a preferred candidate among those aspiring to rule the country.
The clarification was made at a media briefing held at the Benin palace, attended by chiefs, led by the Iyase of Benin, Chief Sam Igbe.
A statement signed by the chiefs stated that it had become imperative for the palace to speak following statements by some palace chiefs that they had spoken on behalf of the Oba.
“As a result of these claims and the resulting controversies and counterclaims, all the Oba palace chiefs, led by the Iyase of Benin, have met and duly resolved that the Omo N’Oba N’Edo, Uku Akpolokpolo, Oba of Benin, has never mandated any of his chiefs to speak or make any political statement on his behalf, especially as to the choice of a political leader for favour in the forthcoming election,” the Benin Palace stated.
Another statement issued by the secretary of the Benin Traditional Council, Frank Irabor, on behalf of the Crown Prince, also cleared the air on the visit of the Benin Crown Prince, Eheneden Erediauwa, to President Goodluck Jonathan at the Aso Villa last year. The statement described the visit as an act of recompense for the inability of the Oba of Benin to receive the president when he visited him at his palace.


Chris Kehinde Nwandu is the Editor In Chief of CKNNEWS || He is a Law graduate and an Alumnus of Lagos State University, Lead City University Ibadan and Nigerian Institute Of Journalism || With over 2 decades practice in Journalism, PR and Advertising, he is a member of several Professional bodies within and outside Nigeria || Member: Institute Of Chartered Arbitrators ( UK ) || Member : Institute of Chartered Mediators And Conciliation || Member : Nigerian Institute Of Public Relations || Member : Advertising Practitioners Council of Nigeria || Fellow : Institute of Personality Development And Customer Relationship Management || Member and Chairman Board Of Trustees: Guild Of Professional Bloggers of Nigeria

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