Governor Godwin Obaseki of Edo State and other governors under the Peoples Democratic Party, on Tuesday visited the Oba of Benin, His Royal Majesty Omo N’ Oba N’ Edo, Uku Akpolokpolo, Ewuare II, to appreciate him.
The governors include: Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers State; Seyi Makinde of Oyo State; Aminu Tambuwal of Sokoto; Ahmadu Fintiri of Adamawa State.
Others at the palace are chieftains of the PDP including the PDP Vice National Chairman, South South, Chief Dan Orbih, and the Edo State Chairman of the party, Dr. Anthony Aziegbemi.
Governor Wike while speaking during the visit appreciated the monarch for his timely intervention and prayers which contributed to the peaceful conduct of the September 19 governorship election in the state.
The Rivers State Governor further stated that the peace meeting convened by the Benin Monarch on September 2, 2020 and his fervent prayers for peace contributed immensely to the successful conduct of the governorship election.
Governor Obaseki expressed appreciation to Oba Ewuare II for the warm reception and assured that his administration will serve the interest of Edo people who gave him the mandate for a second term as governor.
HRM Oba Ewuare II in his statement thanked the PDP governors for the honour accorded him and congratulated Governor Obaseki on his election victory.
He commended the political parties and their candidates who participated in the election for respecting the Benin Traditional Institution by honouring the peace meeting.
He called on Governor Obaseki to be magnanimous in victory, and called for support for the governor.
He urged the PDP governors and chieftains to work with the Edo State Governor as partners.