Oba-of-Benin-and-JonathanThe Oba of Benin, the Edo State capital, Oba Erediuwa, has called on President Goodluck Jonathan to shun all distractions and remain focused with his transformation agenda, endorsing him for a second term.

The Oba spoke on Friday through his special envoy and the crown prince, Ambassador Eheneden Erediuwa, at a closed door meeting with President Goodluck Jonathan in the Presidential Villa.

The Oba stated that he had been following the Jonathan administration with keen interest.

“I have been praying fervently that the president would succeed and even surpass the expectations of many bearing the distractions and disturbances in some parts of the country,” he said.

The Oba endorsed President Jonathan for a second term and invited him over to Benin in the shortest possible time for special blessings.

He called on the president to continue with his good work.

President Jonathan’s transformation agenda is centred on reforming the power sector, diversifying the Nigerian economy, security of live and property, job creation and inclusive growth.

The president has not declared his intention to contest in the 2015 presidential election.