Buhari Attends APC Mega Rally In Benin

BuhariPresident Muhammadu Buhari was in Edo State on Tuesday for the All Progressives Congress Mega Rally to round up its campaign for the Edo State governorship election.

The rally held at the Samuel Ogbemudia Stadium in Benin City, the Edo State capital.

President Buhari described the APC candidate, Godwin Obaseki as a “seasoned technocrat” who has the capacity to continue to grow the state’s developmental stride.

He promised the Edo people that the country would come out of its current economic challenges with their support for the APC-led government both at federal and state level.

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo and several APC state governors accompanied the President to the campaign rally.

The APC chieftains campaigned for continuity of the ruling party.

The party is going all out to ensure that its candidate, Godwin Obaseki is elected governor of Edo state at the elections holding on Saturday, September 10.

President Buhari also paid tributes to the late Benin monarch, Oba Erediuwa, “I have not seen any more forthright traditional ruler,” he said.

The President was expected to visit the Crown Prince of Benin Kingdom, Eheneden Erediauwao, before attending the mega rally.

Edo Governorship Poll: Prince Erediauwa Warns Against Hate Campaign

Crown Prince of Benin Kingdom, Prince Eheneden ErediauwaCrown Prince of Benin Kingdom, HRH Prince Eheneden Erediauwa, has urged political parties in the 2016 governorship election in Edo State to promote peace rather than attacking each other during campaigns.

The Edaiken of N’Uselu gave the advice when the leadership of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) visited him at his Uselu palace in the Edo State capital, south-south Nigeria.

He assured the PDP delegation of playing a non-partisan role in matters concerning the coming September 10 governorship polls.

“I have tried to reiterate and re-emphasise (that) position of the crown in Benin is non-partisan.

“My appeal (to you is) to please maintain peace and tranquility when you are campaigning,” Prince Erediauwa said.

The PDP governorship candidate, Mr Osagie Ize-Iyamu, said that the party faithful were at the palace to pay homage to the monarch.

“The paramount ruler of this entire kingdom is the Oba of Benin, symbolised by the Crown Prince, Prince Eheneden Erediauwa, the Edaiken N’Uselu.

“We have come this morning to pay homage to him and to inform him formally of our intention to begin campaign in his domain,” he said.