The Oba of Benin Kingdom, Ewuare II, has called on all eligible voters in Edo to come out en masse for Saturday, Sept. 19 Edo Governorship election, Igbere TV reports.
The Edo governorship election has incumbent Governor and candidate of the PDP, Godwin Obaseki and Osagie Ize-Iyamu of the APC, as two major contenders.
In a statement made available to Igbere TV, Thursday, by Frank Irabor, Secretary to Benin Traditional Council, the monarch asked the citizens to cast their votes for candidate of their choice.
The Oba of Benin further urged the people to coordinate themselves in a peaceful manner, and ensure they maintain NCDC protocols on COVID-19.
“The Omo N’Oba pray to God Almighty and the Royal Ancestors for a free, fair and violent-free gubernatorial election,” the statement added.