The Oba of Benin, Oba Ewuare the Second has congratulated Edo State Governor Godwin Obaseki on his re-election.
The monarch’s congratulatory message was conveyed in a statement signed by the Secretary of Benin Traditional Council, Frank Irabor on behalf of the Palace.
The foremost traditional ruler called on the people of the Edo to support the Governor in his developmental strides.
The Benin Monarch appreciates President Muhammad Buhari for ensuring that the governorship election was devoid of violence and was free, fair and credible.
He commended the two leading candidates, both Obaseki who ran on the PDP platform, and Osagie Ize-Iyamu of the APC, for adhering to the advice given at the peace meeting held at his Palace on September 2, which was widely acclaimed to have doused tension in the build up to the election.
The Royal father also lauded the National Peace Committee, headed by former Head of State, General Abdulsalami Abubakar (rtd) for the peace accord signed by the candidates of the fourteen political parties and candidates.
He acknowledged the role the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, headed by Professor Mahmood Yakubu and Security Agencies played to ensure a peaceful conduct of the election.