Traditional rulers from Akoko-Edo Local Government have appealed to politicians in the state not to heat up the polity by the use of inflammatory language in their campaign
The Otaru of Igarra, Oba Samuel Saiki II stated this during a courtesy visit by Governor Adams Oshiomhole.
According to him, “some of us here are worried about the way some politicians are going about their campaign. We want everyone to accept the principle of one man one vote. The do-or-die politics is not the way out. I want to advice our politicians that the days are gone when you take the people for granted. It should be a campaign of issues.”
The Otaru added “take your visit as a routine one. I want to assure you that Akoko-Edo has adopted you as the governor. We are asking you to come and do more not to repeat”.
He advised “opposition is a necessary evil. They can only make you stronger, they cannot weaken you. For Akoko-Edo, Oshiomhole has been choosen. We are not going back on that” he said.
At the palace of the Ogieneni of Uzariue, Alhaji Omogbai the Ogieneni said “you have 100% of our support and we will give you 100% votes. The work you are doing has not been seen here before. By God’s grace, come July 14, all people of Edo North will vote for you and support you”.
Speaking at the Palaces, the Governor lauded the cordial relationship between the government and the traditional rulers.
“The relative peace we have enjoyed in Edo State is as a result of your cooperation. I am grateful for your support, prayers and encouragement”, he said.
“In three and half years, we have demonstrated that it is possible to find the problem in Edo State”. The governor solicited the continued cooperation of the royal fathers to do more in the state.