Oba of Benin Disgraced a PDP Candidate, sent him out of the palace
Leaders of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Edo State were yesterday disappointed after the Benin monarch, Oba Erediauwa, refused to endorse their candidate, Maj-Gen Charles Airhiavbere.
PDP state Chairman Dan Orbih led party faithful to the palace to seek royal blessings.
A palace chief, Amos Osunbor, who prayed on behalf of the monarch, did not pray for the PDP candidate but prayed that God should give the state a governor who will turn Benin to a modern city and provide infrastructure..'"We are concerned about the high taxation and demolition of houses. This is not the dream of our state."
But the Benin monarch interrupted him, saying: "I will not allow you to use my palace as a soap box."