According to his Excellency Godwin Obaseki, Earlier today, I and other political actors in Edo State were invited to the palace of the Oba of Benin, His Royal Majesty (HRM), Omo N’ Oba N’ Edo Uku Akpolokpolo, Oba Ewuare II. Condemning the recent attack on my reelection campaign convoy at the palace gate, our highly revered monarch called on us to eschew violence and embrace peace and tolerance ahead of the forthcoming gubernatorial election in the state. HRM sought for assurances from all political gladiators and a halt to the rising shooting and violence in the state and ensued for peace between one and all. On my part, I assured the royal father that as the Executive Governor and Chief Security Officer of the state, I have sworn to uphold the constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria and protect the lives and property of our people. Having committed enough resources to ensure safety of the citizens of our state, I will never encourage violence, as it would be irresponsible of me to do anything which would lead to the breakdown of law and order.
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