The hand of history is reset in Edo State, Nigeria as major political gladiators are gathering at the palace of Oba of Benin for a peace pact to stem rising violence during the forthcoming governorship election in the state.
At the meeting held on Wednesday one hour ago were the Edo State Governor Godwin Obaseki; ex-Edo Governor and immediate past National Chairman of All Progressives Congress, Adams Oshiomhole; APC Governorship candidate for Edo, Pastor Ize-Iyamu and his and his running mate; as well as a one-time Edo Governor and former APC National Chairman, Chief John Odigie-Oyegun.
At the meeting, Obaseki and Ize-Iyamu were seen exchanging friendly hugs to seal the peace deal in the Oba’s palace.
On Monday, Oba Palace Benin had in its Twitter handle wrote “Today is a very historic day in the history of Benin for the first time as His Royalty Majesty Omo N’Oba Uku Akpolokpolo, Oba Ewuare 11, Oba of Benin invites the executive Governor of Edo State, Godwin Obaseki and other to the meeting…”
Recall that Comrade Oshiomhole and entourage was involved in a ghastly auto crash on Tuesday and the accident claimed two lives while others were injured.
Governor Obaseki who is also the Peoples Democratic Party’s standard bearer tweeted “I condole with the former governor of Edo State @aoshiomhole and the candidate of the APC in the forthcoming governorship election, @PastorIzeIyamu over the unfortunate road accident, involving their security aides and top chieftains of the party in their campaign team.”
A communique is being expected at the meeting.
More details later…