‘We don’t want bloodshed’ in elections, Oba of Benin declares

<strong>‘We don’t want bloodshed’ in elections, Oba of Benin declares</strong>


Omo N’ Oba N’ Edo, Uku Akpolokpolo, His Royal Majesty, Ewuare II, Oba of Benin, CFR, has cautioned politicians and other stakeholders in Nigeria’s elections against violence.

Recall that the residential and National Assembly elections were held nationwide on Saturday February 23, 2023.

Oba Ewuare II gave the advice when the delegation of European Union Mission Long Term Observers Monitoring the elections, paid him a courtesy call in his palace at the weekend in Benin City, Edo State.

The monarch emphasized that ‘there is no point shedding blood’ or getting involve in thuggery, acts of impunity and other outrageous activities.

Oba Ewuare II, urged the electorate, politicians and other stakeholders in the election to be well behaved, stressing that the Benin throne has being praying and working hard for a peaceful polls in Nigeria.

According to him, “We are expecting politicians and electorate to behaved. We pray that the elections will be peaceful. We have being praying and working hard for a peaceful elections. There is no point in shedding blood. So, we are optimistic”.

Addressing the Benin throne earlier, the team Lead, of the European Union Mission Long Term Observers, Jeroen De Vries who commended the Oba for the privilege to receive the European Union delegation in his palace, said the delegation is in Nigeria on the invitation of the federal government to access the conduct of the elections conforms with relevant laws in Nigeria and international norms.

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He also expressed optimism that the outcome of Nigerian general elections will bring in prosperity to Nigerian citizens.

Jeroen was accompanied by two other members of the European Union, Mashu Poulsen and Menyeneabasi Chuks.

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