– The Oba Ewuare II of Benin Kingdom in Edo says no meaningful development could take place in an environment of rancour
– The monarch states that he would soon embark on a nationwide post-coronation tour to strengthen relationships and ensure peace among the various ethnics
– Governor Fayose tells the Oba that he visited the palace to pay homage and seek the monarch’s royal blessings
Oba Ewuare II of Benin Kingdom in Edo has advised Governor Ayodele Fayose of Ekiti to eschew conflict and embrace peace in the interest of his state and Nigeria.
Oba Ewuare II gave the advice while receiving Fayose in his palace on Thursday, July 6, in Benin, the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports.
He said that no meaningful development could take place in an environment of rancour.
The Oba said that all hands should be on deck to ensure that the current economic situation in the country was addressed and everybody eschewed violence.
While assuring Fayose of his support, the monarch said that he would soon embark on a nationwide post-coronation tour to strengthen relationships and ensure peace among the various ethnics and different cultural groups.
Earlier, Fayose, told Oba Ewuare II that he was at the palace to pay homage and seek the monarch’s royal blessings.
Fayose said that he was overwhelmed by the achievements of the monarch within a few months in office.
He said that Oba Ewuare II had restored sanity to Benin Kingdom and the state in general.
Meanwhile, Governor Ayodele Fayose of Ekiti state has accused some elements in the All Progressives Congress (APC) of conniving with the Department of State Service (DSS) to implicate him.
Fayose said he has intelligence report that he is to be implicated in a treasonable offence which would lead to his arrest as well as those of some of his appointees.
A statement by his special assistant on public communications and new media, Lere Olayinka, made sent to us in the night of Thursday, July 6, alleged that some miscreants were already slated to be arrested by the DSS, after which the security agency would claim that subversive materials were found on them and that the arrested miscreants confessed that they were being sponsored by Governor Fayose.